Happily currently coding Advent of Code and previously all my personal projects in Perl. It’s a great language and I’m proud to call myself proficient in it.
Still pretty good for one-liners. Happy birthday!
It was one of the first programming languages that I’ve learned and I still have a lot of fond memories of it. Happy birthday!
As a Raku programmer, every now and then when I read some Perl code, I am reminded that Raku is a Perl, even if it did not succeed in becoming the next-generation of Perl. So many cool things that I once felt were “Raku things” have been “Perl things” for a long time. e.g. the “defined-or” operator.
There are some libraries that I would like to port over, and I believe I will end up learning some Perl anyway. Higher Order Perl, and Programming Perl are on my to-read lists. I keep looking on MetaCPAN to see what’s up in the Perl community.
Wild to realize that I’m not much older than Perl. It was one of my first programming languages and I might not have a software dev career if not for that and /cgi-bin/. I hope I have a copy of that MUCK my teen self prototyped in Perl somewhere on all these old hard drives.