The only thing I can say for certain is that Perl has a future with me. I like it, therefor I use it. It works.
My position exactly. But like me, you must be in the position of mostly choosing what you use. That puts you in a very small minority of coders. Most get told what they have to use; and it isn't Perl.
And it isn't going to be unless something changes. And nothing is going to change unless we, the existing Perl community decide it will.
With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.