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Re: Why Perl in 2020

by talexb (Canon)
on Dec 13, 2020 at 02:05 UTC ( #11125090=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Why Perl in 2020

For me, in my current position as a maintenance programmer, Perl is necessary in 2020 because it was used in 1995. But more to the point, I can still get my job done very quickly in Perl. I could get the same result in C, but that would negate all of the excellent code that's already available and proven -- that's Perl's secret weapon. Sure, Perl's performance isn't going to equal that of C, but the development time of Perl is tiny compared to C.

The Raku excursion is an interesting side-line -- I've tried bits of this language now and then, but I think I may be stuck using Perl 5 (or Perl 7); that's not a bad place to be right now.

Happy holidays, everyone, and please stay safe!

Alex / talexb / Toronto

Thanks PJ. We owe you so much. Groklaw -- RIP -- 2003 to 2013.

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