Perl 5.16 and Relevance
Posted Sep 14, 2011 14:14 UTC (Wed) by dskoll
In reply to: Perl 5.16 and Relevance
Parent article: Vincent: Perl 5.16 and Beyond
As others have mentioned, Perl is used with in lots of plumbing. Many Debian system admin scripts are written in Perl (though the quality of said scripts is uneven at best.)
High-profile Perl projects include SpamAssassin, Catalyst (on which a bunch of web sites run), RT (a ticket-tracking system) and Slashcode (that powers slashdot). Admittedly, these are not new projects, but they are actively maintained.
Perl is also used a lot in bioinformatics, I believe. Of most interest to me, my company's (non-FOSS) products are written mostly in Perl.
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