Forgot to sign in? (Will every Monk please keep things &rsquou;round here “strictly business” and just skip the jabs and downvotes? They get wearisome.) Anyway ... it was a serious question/comment.
Take CGI::Application as just one example: it’s slightly hidden, but there it is ...
# Include CGI.pm and related modules
... and the list of dependents is really quite large. While CGI might not be the best way to run a big, fast web-site, the original way of automating a web-site is still in very common use. I sensed in the original post (my view only ...) the notion that CGI should be dropped because it is unfashionable. It is stable, and anything but large, and I suspect that it is much more widespread than one might prefer ... and still doing its job.