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Discussion on: Don't be a Perl programmer

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Felix Wittmann • Edited on

I find Perl to solve problems but still very good. In my company, a very large part of the software is still Perl code. To rewrite all that now would not make sense. Maybe a completely new project I would not start with it. I think golang would be an adequate alternative to implement the software we have in Perl. These are mainly system processes, workflows, or transformations of different documents. So far Perl is doing very well in this area.

I find it a bit sad that Perl is often made so bad. Actually, if you make an effort (e.g. coding standards) Perl is a very nice and extremely flexible programming language.

And I've also used almost every known programming language in my career.