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Perl dead? I don`t believe so. First of all - Perl is easy. Yes, it`s not Python or Ruby. Even though they refer them for beginner languages ( which may be so in the basics ) they are getting tougher and tougher as you dive in. PHP is not so bad since it`s syntax resembles C++ and it`s OOP is easier than Perl`s. However, Perl is powerful, fast and very easy to learn, close to human language. You can write tons of useful code with just a small knowledge. Second - Perl refers to CONTEXT, something that other languages do not. If it looks like a function it is one, if it`s a scalar it is so. Other languages refer to variables as variables - storage of data, not context! This is important. IMHO, Perl and JavaScript are must know languages, that can accomplish almost any task together. I have positives to JAVA too because it is still general pps language, while pl, py, rb and php are still scripted/interpreted ones.

Back to topic: Perl is quite alive, amazon, imdb, tweeter and many other sites ( especially the ones with JSONP ) use it! Consider these facts before you back on Perl.

In reply to Re^2: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?! by heatblazer
in thread Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?! by lblake

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