I think Perl still needs to be explored in large projects, and a comment about Perl being kludgy. It's Perl's kludginess I like. In comparison, Java seems so steril. The problem with Perl code on large projects is the level of efficiency demanded by the base functions(ok all of them).
Perl's freedoms come at a price when coding in OO. The demands on the quality of every function begin to make exponential performance variations. In fact in the end (come on Perl 6!!) many of the exponetial problems that occur now may lessen with improved garbage collection, or is it that my code is just that sloppy ... hmmm
Anyway I really think in the end Perl OO has a shot at Enterprise Acceptence even by the more conservative houses. C++ will always be highly demanded in such organizations, but Perl OO could open up even at the developer level in such corporations if it's objects could be of proven value in the enterprise's reusable component library.
coreolyn Duct tape devotee.
-- That's OO perl, NOT uh-oh perl !-)