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I used to do a lot of coding in perl for web applications, but it seems that perl is becoming obsolete in favor of PHP and Ajax and javascript. Do you still use perl? Are there some applications that are better in perl than the other options?

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yes, it's very old programming language and mainly use for console application these days.
I've never even heard of perl. Is it even still used?
I heard of pearl and even many colleges included pearl language for all computer and bio informatics stream students.. but i have no idea i didnt learn that subject looks to be similar like php
Whats it used for?
Perl is mostly used on Linux machines - it is similar to PHP in some ways, but has to be parsed differently. Most Linux machines support perl, even if it isn't used much.
can we try for windows
Never used it but might give it a try Smile