Why I Use Perl...and Will Continue to Do So

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Feb 12, 2013 9:02 PM EDT
Dr. Dobb's Open Source Articles; By Sammy Esmail
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It was alarming to read in the recent article The Rise and Fall of Languages in 2012 by Dr. Dobb's editor, Andrew Binstock, that Perl was "continuing its long decline" and was in""an irretrievable tailspin," based on statistics from Google searches. Nothing in the article discussed what was lacking feature-wise in the language that might be behind this decline. While I am not an authority on programming languages, I thought it was only appropriate to reflect on the strengths of Perl that I've relied on during my 14-year affair with the language.

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