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Other. Since Perl is so near to pearl ("Perlen vor die Säue") which is made with calcium carbonate, the next generation of that language should sport silicon or a compound of it in its name. Perl is not to the least a linguistic effort, and that should be reflected in the new name. Silicon is what it runs on today, and the more linguistic twists (a.k.a. puns) the better. TIMTOWTNI (there is more than one way to name it):

The double 'l' in the proposed names above will deter thousands of latin american programmers from invading gods own country, because they'd quickly realize that they would never pass the speling test.

perl -le'print map{pack c,($-++?1:13)+ord}split//,ESEL'
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