Scientific/Financial Computing Archives

Putting Perl Back on Top in the Fields of Scientific and Financial Computing

As a bioinformatician and software developer of many years and avid Perl programmer and supporter, one thing I've noticed over the past few years is that Perl has been needlessly losing ground to Python in the major areas of scientific and financial computing, areas where it used to be *the* high-level interpreted language of choice. I am constantly having to correct people on blogs and forums that state incorrect Perl shortcomings when compared to Python or they were shortcomings from many years ago which don't exist anymore in the current language and ecosystem. If they spent two seconds…

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user-pic I'm a bioinformatician, software developer, avid Perl programmer and supporter and I'm here to blog about the language that is Perl!