|P is for Practical|
Hmm. You sound like me.
But still I stick by my comments in the post above. There is, on the evidence of the statistics referenced it the post it replies to, a long term decline in the questions being asked about Perl. In as much as that reflects to some degree, the levels of interest and use of Perl, whilst neither critical nor worrying for those of us that use Perl, it is interesting. On that basis alone, I don't think it is unreasonable to wonder what it would take to curtail the decline, or even reverse it.
As I mentioned above, I'm far from abandoning Perl. Even when I find reasons to code something in some other language, I invariably reach for Perl to prototype it first. And whenever I take one of my frequent forays off into exploring another new (to me) language, I invariably find myself returning to Perl for anything I wish to solve, rather than play at. I'm far from being one of the "fashion sheep" I refer to elsewhere.
Still, Perl has it's limitations, and ignoring them or pretending they do not exist benefits nobody.
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.