FORTRAN after 1977 adopted 11 years cycle for new versions
I'm sorry to say that this assertion is utterly without basis. Here are the release dates of the Fortran versions post-77:
|Version||Year of release||Years since previous release|
Should it be possible on perlmonks to criticize some aspects of Perl 5 current features and implementation as well as its use without being denigrated as a reward?
Sure, criticize away. However, everyone else is also free to criticize your criticism. And when your criticism contains glaring factual errors such as your assertion about the Fortran release cycle then that somewhat undermines the credibility of the rest of your arguments.
Here endeth the feeding.