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Consider learning Perl in 2021

by reisinge (Hermit)
on Oct 22, 2021 at 15:51 UTC ( #11137890=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I found this article referenced in login 2020 winter issue. It's about the ten most popular programming languages to Learn in 2021. The article mentions also seven other languages to consider learning. Perl is among those seven.

hic et nunc

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Re: Consider learning Perl in 2021
by cavac (Curate) on Oct 29, 2021 at 10:36 UTC

    I find it odd that SQL is hardly ever mentioned in this type of lists. Sooner or later you will have to deal with databases. And yes, i consider SQL a full programming language. Many modern databases have (turing complete) server side processing with at least one mode using the SQL language as a basis.

    Of course, PostgreSQL takes the cake, again, because it also supports Perl, Python, TCL and whatever you like. Which allows you to support weird stuff like
    SELECT title, url FROM perlmonks WHERE supersearch like '%learning%perl%';
    But you'd still need to know SQL to get going.

    perl -e 'use Crypt::Digest::SHA256 qw[sha256_hex]; print substr(sha256_hex("the Answer To Life, The Universe And Everything"), 6, 2), "\n";'
Re: Consider learning Perl in 2021
by perlfan (Vicar) on Oct 25, 2021 at 05:38 UTC
    I don't think they could get away with not mentioning. The top 10 seems to rank by salary, which makes it odd in that it doesn't include Perl. If there's any silver lining, it's that it claims, easy to learn; which it is. What they should have added is a quip about its robust user community and a potential for deep mastery.

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