I read this and started to write a pissed-off journal article about it. Then I thought for a bit and realized that it doesn't matter.
I don't need to fight for Perl. I need to write it. Python isn't better. Perl isn't better. Perl is better for me personally because I can think in it. I can do things in it that can't easily be done in Python - as far as I know.
I have a job to do. It's writing code. It isn't to crab at people who don't like Perl. They can waste their energy on saying it sucks. They're not writing code while doing that.
Who is spending time better?