I'm glad to see Perl community looking at other languages to improve Perl.
in reply to Perl and Python
You probably already know this, but I thought I would repeat
it. It is my understanding that the Perl community
has always looked to other languages for insipration.
Larry took the good stuff he saw from sed, awk, C, lisp, ...
This is not a new concept, but it is good to see that the
tradition continues. How else will Perl continue to be
the best language unless we keep our eyes open to see what
we are competing against.