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It will last at least until Perl6 comes out

A few (obvious) points:

  1. Perl 6 isn't currently out. It may not be for a very long time, and it may change to be more perl5ish.
  2. Once Perl 6 comes out, Perl 5 isn't going anywhere. People will still develop new applications with it, old ones will have to be maintained, etc.
  3. Learning a specific language that is considered obsolete isn't a bad thing. Learning COBOL can teach you wonders about good language design ;-)

Your general rule is fairly effective though, most overly specific books I pass on after about a year.

In reply to Re: Re: (OT) I prefer to do my learning with: dead trees or flying electrons? by Anonymous Monk
in thread (OT) I prefer to do my learning with: dead trees or flying electrons? by revdiablo

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