in reply to TMTOWTDI... and most of them are wrong
I guess that this question is not refering to perl directly but to a description of these troublesome times. And is the same reason why so many different languages have appeared as incomplete alternatives.
1) We program as a reflexion of our lives.
2) We don't only think with our heads, but with all our body.
3) This corporate times, only show their heads and resolutions. But when there is a problem, we are not able to find anybody to complain to.
4) We want it all, at no effort. We want to be good programmers now! Everybody is able to become everything by just paying what it is required.
But truth will allways reside in the masses. Linux is going to be better that Microsoft just because a lot of people is trusting in everybodies creativity. And in their own common sense.
As nowadays contradictions shall keep on growing we are going to experience a lot of troubleshooting with programming languages. So, what is the excuse to keep on going through this path of loosers? That the language is not good. That we should study new ones, spend our time learning new experiences that would solve all. Ensure that there are no 'terrorists' programming with that language. Then, the purity of the OS, etc. But, still, contradictions are going to be there.