When did all the talk of Perl5 dying out begin?
State of the Onion 2000
Oct 24, 2000 by Larry Wall
"We do expect the rate of new development in Perl 5 to taper off, of course, and that can be viewed as a feature..."
"It is our belief that if Perl culture is designed right, Perl will be able to evolve into the language we need 20 years from now. Itís also our belief that only a radical rethinking of both the Perl language and its implementation can energize the community in the long run. In the long run means 10 and 20 years down the road. Finally, it is our belief that Perl 5 will be better supported than it would be if we merely tried to guard what we already have. The best defense is a good offense."
Here we are 18 years later...