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  • by awesomess3 (8171) on 2007.09.19 0:59 (#57907)
    I think we need some more data....

    $: for i in perl python java ruby php cobol ; do echo -n "$i -" ; apt-cache search $i | grep $i | wc -l ; done
    perl -1560
    python -720
    java -426
    ruby -375
    php -245
    cobol -1

    I think this says that Perl is extremely mature. People are not as excited about it because it's old (that is, Perl 5), but that doesn't stand for anything.

    The reason MacOS software developers are so successful is because everyone is developing for Microsoft Windows. There may be only 2 opening for Perl, and 5 for PHP that are for job openings. But think about, there are 293438 PHP developers out there and only so many Perl developers.

    The less enthusiasm for Perl, the better it looks for perl developers finding jobs IMHO. </optimism>