|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Re^2: Should I come back to Perl?by jekyll (Acolyte)
|on Sep 11, 2015 at 16:31 UTC||Need Help??|
> "The applications you write today in Perl 5 will still be capable of running in Perl 5 in a decade. A minor update here and there may be necessary, but they will still be runnable."
Sure, but I'm an Open Source guy. I want other people than me to run my software too ... and this might be hard at some point. Technically, every program ever written is still runnable, but the effort might increase over the years.
The shebang line is a questionable indicator though, given that Python might alias as python2, python3, python27, ... while Perl is usually perl, right?
I admit that CPAN is about three times as large as Python's PyPi is. I just hope that there won't be a version conflict between the Perl versions. Perl6 has its own CPAN, right?
Regards and all that,