in reply to How we use Perl.

Well, there are at least three different languages called "Perl" out there: If you use all three of those languages, then you'll come to realize that Perl fully deserves just about everything people say about it. Even the mutually contradictory things.

Oh, and if you feel that you're above using #3, try setting up a tinderbox. (Or insert some other hairball. There seem to be a number of them -- they provide amazingly useful functionality, but are a severe test of your gag reflex. You may be sorely tempted to rewrite them, but it won't be worth it.)

Personally, I use all three constantly.