through #perl (a language) one can do web development (mojolicious), and user interface programming (tk) creating applications; access systems such as databases (dbi) and operating systems (eg. unix user management), do network programming (socket, dns, smtp), and many other really interesting things related to computers (eg. logging, date, automation, orm)
i think the language is very capable for building and organizing a complete software infrastructure, and it should grow (refactor itself) and not be reinvented (replaced) with new features (eg. error handling), syntax (ease of use), and performance (faster execution); i love, use, watch, follow, and learn it; it's awesome, and should remain as such over time (modernity)
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