in reply to Perl and Python

I'm glad to see Perl community looking at other languages to improve Perl.

You probably already know this, but I thought I would repeat it. It is my understanding that the Perl community has always looked to other languages for insipration. Larry took the good stuff he saw from sed, awk, C, lisp, ... This is not a new concept, but it is good to see that the tradition continues. How else will Perl continue to be the best language unless we keep our eyes open to see what we are competing against.