in reply to How is Perl for automation?
Perl 5/7 (6 is now called 'raku' and is a different language) will make you a literal ninja. Anything you read about perl dying (or BSD, etc) is FUD and should be completely ignored. They are lying to you because they do not want you to have the power of a ninja, which is everyone's birth right. Best part is it helps you learn everything else, never hinders. Can't say the same about other technologies or frameworks. So you are here and that's an amazing start and I tell you nothing but the truth.