re: Why do people like Perl? VIEW POST


They like it because it is comfortable to them; they have learned to use it and know they can solve problems with it. They have the tools handy, they are familiar with the libraries and can get going quickly on any project using it.

It has to do with confirmation bias and normalcy bias. You tend to stick with what you know, appreciate and defend stuff you invested a bunch of time on, and resist change.

With every language under the sun, you'll find a range of emotions going from blind love to absolute hatred. It's like for all technologies. Some people love PCs, others hate them. Some people love iPhones, others prefer Android. The debate is almost pointless, as it has to do with emotions and personal attachment more than anything else.

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