Gorby has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello Wise Monks. Time and again, people say to me, "Why do you use Perl? Java or ASP is much better". Quite frankly, I feel annoyed everytime they say that but since I don't know much about java or asp, I can't react. Is it true that Perl is inferior to these 2 languages? If not, what should I say to these people? Thanks in advance. Gorby

20031110 Edit by Corion: Changed title from 'What do I say?'