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I'd estimate that on average...

That's not scientific rigor.

... serious shortcomings. Ranging from...

That bucket lumps together a lot of categories. Some of them are even damning.

... the blanket acceptance...

You're putting words in sundial's post.

... does Perl far more harm than good.

That conclusion is difficult to support.

... cpan ‘is’ probably the greatest concentration of freely available, quality open source software there is...

Seems fair to me to assume that a software professional will use professional judgment to decide what to use and when, and which of your identified shortcomings matter in any given set of circumstances.


In reply to Re^3: Top 11 (GOOD) reasons not to use someone else's Modules by chromatic
in thread Top 11 (GOOD) reasons not to use someone else's Modules by miketosh

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