in reply to Re: Should I give up Perl?
in thread Should I give up Perl?

How many times in this thread alone does this need to be restated?

Frankly, the same can be said of most languages, and that's not the fault of the language. I would rather have the shingles than be forced to memorize all the CamelCased, underscore_cased, and runoncased identifiers in PHP. The extent of my defending PHP is limited to my belief that every language learned will teach a programmer new ways of looking at problems. But it's not like we Perl enthusiasts have found ourselves a language free from the long tail of dabblers and script-kiddies who drag down the average and make those who spend some time learning it well look good.

The posts on just about any programming language or general programming forum; StackOverflow, PerlMonks, Usenet, etc., are largely a reflection of the 100 foot beast with a 95 foot tail.