Programming languages don’t “die.” (They don’t even “fade away.”) Instead, they become the foundation technologies of mission-critical applications ... which may literally be worth millions of dollars to the businesses who own them.
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You can say they never die. They only become untouched "legacy" technology waiting for a forklift upgrade. Million dollar mission critical perl hasn't changed since the early 2000s, see this thread http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/09/msg177543.html . You'll always find one token place that has a server room filled with aged almond colored plastic and the place is like an egyptian tomb of technology. Perl is damn fast for writing code though.