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I would be interested to know why you chose Perl and how long you have been using it and what for.

I have just returned to Perl after many years away, think decades rather than a couple of years. Consider me a noob as I've long forgotten anything I knew about the language.

I run a small home webserver, Apache on Windows 10 with Strawberry Perl, and recently started some projects starting with moving away with things like Google Analytics and going back to some old log analyzers such as AWStats, which is still being maintained, and W3Perl, which is not. Even more recently I have started using Ringlink.

Perl is still being developed, Strawberry, Active State, CPAN etc. but lost out to PHP and Python. Just like COBOL, I can easily imagine thousands of systems depend on Perl.

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