Why Perl?


I found an interesting article: Why Perl?.

And it seems that I should not have been able to find it, as its publication date is 2023-05-26, i.e. slightly less than four weeks from now.

The case for using Perl (i.e. rapid prototyping of solutions that usually exceed their expected time span) is surely compelling. There seems to be a comment with the usual trope about readability, but as of 2023 I think that the burden of proof is on the critics’ side, not Perl’s.

Anyway. As for me, I use Perl because it’s lovely, quick, general and reasonably reasonable. Plus it’s very fun, which is key for an amateur.

The whole blog seems very interesting too, so I’ll surely be looking at more posts. You might want to do that too… future me.


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