On Feb 23, 2006, at 9:28 AM, Robert Klemme wrote:

> Gene Tani wrote:
>> Perl has gotten a bad rap, well-written perl is pretty easy to  
>> follow.
>> Also perl's kind of hard to avoid, in certain circles, lots of  
>> times i
>> start somethign by reading CPAN modules, lots of OReilly books have
>> sample code in perl, etc. so at least being able to read perl code is
>> helpful
>
> Yes, but this thread is about "first language".  I don't know how  
> Perl's
> OO has changed since Perl 5 but then it was horrible.

I agree.

On the flip side though, I would argue that Perl has better  
networking, which the original poster was interested in...

James Edward Gray II