Of course because I once got used to it and now convinced everybody else is wrong. *g*
All... right, I am usually keen not to do what others do, but in this case I'm even keen not to do what I would do. *g*
Here's my reply.
The person who introduced me to Perl showed me that... perl regexes are insanely powerfull and that its more effective for text manipulation and web site programming than anything else.
I first starting using Perl to... build Kephra *g*
I kept using Perl because... I wanted to explore the ocean called Perl. I already decided after first weeks and just wanted to be a better programmer.
I can't stop thinking about Perl... because of the culture in and around the language.
I'm still using Perl because... its fun and Larry is right. Not on every detail, but at least on the deeper principles he shows more wisdom than any other PL folks i know of.
I get other people to use Perl by... whenever I get the chance because, I like to share the fun and like to show that its more fun to me more concise. I also like to say truth, like the fact taht its stupid to miss something only because somebody said something without to have actually have a glimpse of first hand knowledge. And at least I have friends that program in C# or Java and there always fun comments why the other person's choice is obviously wrong. *g*
I also program in... and..., but I like Perl better since... thank god i managed to switch completely or does count perl 6 as a separate language?