Perl is dead, long live Perl.

Richard Foley Richard.Foley at
Fri Aug 3 12:12:23 BST 2007

On Friday 03 August 2007 12:38, Ovid wrote:
> Funny.  Tiobe ( shows that Perl has been,
> for *years*, holding steady at number 5 or 6 in the top ten programming
> languages.  It has its ups and downs, but it's not going anywhere.
Perl 5 is used everywhere.  Even in places where people would like to deny 
it's being used, like banks and insurance companies, chemical experimentation 
labs and space stations.  It's an essential part of the infrastructure.

The only problem with people's perception of Perl, is they associate Perl 6 
with Perl 5, and Perl 6 is not used anywhere, (yet...)

Richard Foley
Ciao - shorter than aufwiedersehen

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