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"Good Reasons to Use Perl in 2021" (video)

mah.kitteh via perl5-porters
June 28, 2021 09:41
"Good Reasons to Use Perl in 2021" (video)
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Apologies if this has already been shared, it's not very old and I don't recall seeing it here. I only found it because I was searching for the most recent Perl videos on the 'toob.

I don't agree with everything in this video, but I do agree with many of them. It's a good listen for everyone to provide some perspective. On the whole, it's a highly positive take.


Perl 5 still dominates as the most powerful terminal scripting language on the planet. It is the only language with \p{Lu} Unicode support. It was never meant for large scale applications, let alone the entire f*ing Web. The fact that Perl held up as well as it did is a testament to its solid stability and undeniable power. Perl still has a variety of benefits over all other languages, just don't write anything you'd call an "application" in it (and stay the hell away from anything but Perl 5).


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