in reply to Re: The future of Perl?
in thread The future of Perl?

Two reponses:

  1. I think that your impressions and conclusions; along with those of your Pythonite friend are right on the money.
  2. Perl 5.20 is still Perl 5.something; and Perl 5.something is still Perl 5; and that's been around forever.

    Like the 2012 Audi TT RS+ revision of the 2006 TT Mk.2 was seen by many as a stop gap to the 2014 Mk.3; and sold in very limited numbers despite delivering extra power, performance and economy; Perl 5.anything will always be seen by the many as an interim stop gap. Currently to nowhere.

With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
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Re^3: The future of Perl?
by pritesh (Scribe) on Nov 04, 2014 at 21:19 UTC

    Additional Point(s):

    I came back to this page after reading the answers to the question I had posted earlier about learning perl. In a matter of minutes, so many folks responded with their helpful suggestions!!. This matters. It might not matter to the folks here who are full time programmers and are by far much more knowledgeable than I could ever be. Because I've never been "hooted off" here. It does matter. This community is really truly helpful and when a programming language has such a helpful community around, it just has to have a future. Because it deserves it.

    To me, Perl is to scripting what Vim is to text editing. It's got the power of a surgical scalpel. And that's just one of the blades of this amazing swiss army knife of a language. I also think that as long as there is a need for a powerful language that can slice and dice text and has amazing modules for everything, Perl will be around.

    It's also the "advertising" factor that counts. While Fabric (a python module for SSH connectivity and such) is so passionately spoken about, Net::SSH2 and the ilk get no love. I really don't get it. They both do allmost the same thing. Still, Fabric is thought of as being "this amazing thing" whereas Net::SSH2 is not.

    Boy, I wrote too much in there.