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Re: 19 years and still visiting ..

by Anonymous Monk
on Dec 14, 2020 at 03:00 UTC ( #11125146=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to 19 years and still visiting ..

Still one of the world's most-pragmatic languages, and still supported by one of the world's most-pragmatic web sites. Guess somebody must be doing something right, after all . . .

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Re^2: 19 years and still visiting ..
by talexb (Canon) on Dec 14, 2020 at 16:06 UTC

    It's a language that works very well. The performance is really pretty impressive; it's amazingly backwards-compatible; there are a wealth of modules available on CPAN; it's available on a wide variety of platforms; there are lots of user groups available; there are still conferences about the language going on; there's still development going forward on the current version and on two other efforts (Raku and Perl 7); and you can still find work writing and maintaining Perl.

    PS If you feel like Perl's made a different to your career, you can always donate to the Perl Foundation. :)

    Alex / talexb / Toronto

    Thanks PJ. We owe you so much. Groklaw -- RIP -- 2003 to 2013.

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