in reply to Thank You from a Newcomer
I'm not sure Perl shines. It's more of a dull glint from the polish on a well used tool! But PerlMonks is definitely a good reason to continue using Perl. As with any language, you don't need to learn all of it before you start using it in earnest. Perl has built in DWIMery (Do What I Mean) that often means Perl does what you intend without you needing to think too hard about it and when that fails, we are here to help. Welcome aboard.
And if you continue the quality shown in your first post, you won't have any trouble getting help.