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Is Perl the End-All?
Isn't this a lot like saying the U.S. military saying that Ada is the #1 solution to all programming problems? After all, a lot of time and money was spent to create that tool. When it was released, many companies latched on to it. Would you agree that Ada is the best programming language of all time and nothing else in the future would ever take it's place? I sure hope not.
Technology changes. It usually changes so fast that we have trouble keeping up with it. Perl may be a great tool now, but will people still be using it in 10 years? Probably. Will they be using it as much as they are now? Probably not. New technologies will emerge and replace old ones. A lot of people probably thought C++ was the end all a year or two before Java emerged. IMO, nothing in technology will ever be the "End-All."
Skepticism is the source of knowledge as much as knowledge is the source of skepticism.