You know perl has made it when a review of Llama II is a featured article on AVNonline
... the adult video news website for pornography webmasters :) In Anna Cahnda's review
of Learning Perl, IIIrd edition, they compare and contrast it to previous editions, as well as just praise perl in general. With quotes such as:
Although it began as a lowly tool for Unix system administrators, Perl has become a robust, full-featured programming language used for Web programming, database manipulation, and XML processing.
It's good to know that at least the adult industry appreciates perl... hm... pornographers and monks, I wonder when the last time those two social orders were hand in hand in agreement :)