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Re^3: The future of Perl?

by morgon (Priest)
on Nov 06, 2014 at 14:13 UTC ( #1106373=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: The future of Perl?
in thread The future of Perl?

You seem to have a very strict definition of "vibrant".

The way I look at it:

- Perl is still maintained
- CPAN still grows
- sites like this still exist
- books about Perl are still written
- conferences are regularly held

For my rather modest requirements that is "vibrant" - and I expect that to continue for some time...

And there is still Perl-code around that I expect will still last for a long time, simply because rewriting that would mean reverse-engineering a lot of very old and poorly documented code which nobody wants to do. But true - those are only some niches.

So yes - depressingly the "future" seems to be rather bleak...

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