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Perl: Jewel in the Rough or Scourge of IT?

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Perhaps it's the rapid pace of change here in the tech world, but it seems scarcely a day can go by without someone declaring some technology or another "dead."

Take the netbook, for example. People have been saying for years it's dead; today, however, we have the Chromebook phenomenon.

The command line is another popular target, of course, but few can compete with the Linux desktop itself, the death of which has been trumpeted so many times now that Linux Girl has lost count. Amazing how something that's "dead" can keep on satisfying so many users!

Well, recently in the Linux community there's been occasion to discuss another purported "death" -- or at least one that's often wished for. The "victim" this time? None other than Perl.

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