The unfortunate thing about Perl is that it was there first and acquired a huge base. Like
Cobol. Both, at least to my eyes, are write-only languages (and I don't think it depends on
the programmer's style).
As a previous poster said, Ruby is a good Perl6. Still, the complaints seem excessive. If
Perl5 will continue to be maintained, or Perl6 can continue to load Perl5 modules, great for
those who need to maintain perl code. We still have Fortran77 compilers, so I expect Perl5
will live a long time yet.