in reply to The State of the Onion 9

Slashdot 'discussion' is at

and i really think there should be some kind of "perl PR departement", because everytime perl comes up on slashdot, it's just the usual 'perl is dead! use python/ruby/PHP' replies, and even though all of those languages have their merit (well - exept PHP, maybe :-), perl gets way more than its deserved share of of flaming.