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4. Perl is unsupported

Commercial support is available for Perl from groups such as the Perl Clinic, and there are many businesses specialising in Perl consulting and support.

The worldwide Perl Mongers user groups provide support for Perl programmers on a more personal level.

Lastly, the extensive online resources and the ease with which expert Perl programmers and the core Perl developers can be contacted means that Perl support is far more readily available than support for many proprietary languages.

Kirrily Robert