Is it worth learning Perl or it is an obsolete language and other languages should be learned instead of it? I would appreciate it if someone could shed light on this subject and give me some advices.

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    Opinion based questions are not good for this site. – Avinash Raj May 20 '14 at 7:47
  • I am sorry about this question. I am a beginner and I was trying to optimize my time in learning a good language. Can I change the title to "What is the best language for inline text processing?" – AFP May 20 '14 at 20:26
  • I have edited the question and the title as well. – AFP May 21 '14 at 23:07
  • @A2009 Please don't completely change a question when the question has answers. With the new version of the question, the accepted answer made no sense. – Patrick May 22 '14 at 2:34

No. Big software isn't really efficient to develop with it, because its oop hasn't the best syntax.

And it hasn't a graph-based garbage collector and has constant (and probably forever lasting) issues with multithreading.

But: for smaller projects it is very beautiful and it can be very efficient.

It was an opinion based question, probably it will be deleted.

  • Also, see Moose for a better OOP in Perl. – choroba Mar 7 '16 at 17:09

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