How the Snake Ate the Gems

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    Git Source Code Mirror - This is a publish-only repository but pull requests can be turned into patches to the mailing list via GitGitGadget ( Please follow Documentation/SubmittingPatches procedure for any of your improvements.

    By the way, why post this? The Python-vs-Perl war ended long ago. Python won in a number of ways, in particular the popularity contest.

    But Perl still has a lot to offer (CPAN, backwards compatibility, speed). Go look for example at Git (, not a small nor insignificant project. It says there is 5.9% Perl and 0.9% Python there. Maybe some intelligent geeks out there still appreciate Perl, and Perl still does a good job.

    Do not hate. Just use what suits your needs and tastes.

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