in reply to Is it worth knowing Perl? Real-life examples please

I have no idea is Perl has any future value for you, but it certainly has for me. A couple of months ago i started a new big project based on my PageCamel framework written in Perl. This is about my 15th year where Perl programming is my main job, including creating entirely new projects.

perl -e 'use MIME::Base64; print decode_base64("4pmsIE5ldmVyIGdvbm5hIGdpdmUgeW91IHVwCiAgTmV2ZXIgZ29ubmEgbGV0IHlvdSBkb3duLi4uIOKZqwo=");'