re: Why do people like Perl? VIEW POST


First, Perl do have functions arguments. They are still considered as experimental but you can use them in production.

Second thing is: why this language wouldn't be enjoyable?

It's a mature language, with a strong modules repository (CPAN, the NPM of Perl and a friendly community).

As any programming language, it is only a tool: there is no reasons to like it or dislike it, it is just made to build things and answer your customers needs. The tool in itself is useless.

Perl suffered of a lot of « hipeless » since quite a long time for reasons that are valid and lays in it's past: the language evolved since then. Listening to the trends is not always a good thing, but can be reasonable though.

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