In the years to come, I still expect code being pumped into CPAN, as long as there are still people maintain legacy Perl applications, unfortunate for them.
It is totally meaningless to just talk about the numbers. Just pick one example, there are tons of Perl packages around class, but for this same category you only need zero package for Python or Ruby. Another example, there are lots of packages try to wrap SQL, who cares, nobody knows SQL inside-out would appreciate those garbages.
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