.. and even though I make money because of Perl, Perl might not be the best recommendation going forward.
Perl is still how I make my money. It's a powerful language, and there are good-sized code bases that use it. There are still modules being added to CPAN .. both new modules and updates. I guess it depends what you need.
I've got the message that I need to get going on Java, as we have a fair bit of that as well as the Perl I'm working on.
I also need to up my Linux SysAdmin game .. until retirement, there's work to be done.
C'est la vie. :/
Alex / talexb / Toronto
Thanks PJ. We owe you so much. Groklaw -- RIP -- 2003 to 2013.