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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • What exactly are folk worried about?

    I've used perl for:

    Data munging

    GUI's

    Real-time, high availability, telecomms apps

    One-off parsers many & various

    Simulations & customer demos

    Web-services & clients

    Code-generation

    Fun

    & so on

    Perl is admirably fit for any soft-dev task you have in mind, subject to performance constraints in certain situations. It may not be a *perfect* fit in all contexts but then again expectation to the contrary is probably not reasonable.

    As for supposedly not being fit for