in reply to Perl Popularity

This rant sounds a bit neurotic to me. As for popularity, who cares. I once knew a guy who thought programming everything in LISP was the way to do things. I can't fault him for it, he was getting things done. If anything it raised my opinions of languages like LISP.

You want people to like Perl. Then use it. Use it a lot. Do good things with it. People will see, even if they don't know how to program. They'll ask you what you used and you'll tell them.