On 26.02.2008 16:01 André Warnier wrote:

> If I may contribute a modest opinion : this whole thread started, I
> believe, because someone wrote that Amazon may move away from perl and
> may go in the direction of Java.
> How many of us, honestly, will some day have to create or run a website
> that sees even 10% of the traffic and load of the current Amazon site ?
> And to the practical knowledge of this regular Amazon customer, their
> site is working pretty well today, isn't it ? What I mean is that


Of course you are right, Perl is totally up to the task, that's why we
are here, aren't we? ;-)
The other posters are also right, there is lots of community, lots of
CPAN and still enough books...

....but
Perl is no longer the "duct tape of the internet", there are these
stories about sites moving from Perl to JAVA but none about moving in
the opposite direction, there is all this fuzz about Ruby on Rails and a
boss who wants me to learn JAVA.
So, I don't want to do Perl-bashing, of course not, it is the language I
feel most at home with but I see that nowadays you really have to fight
to be allowed to write the next bigger project in Perl. There is this
"You are still using Perl?" all around that makes me feel a bit uneasy.

--Michael