"Perl Is Not Dead, It Is A Dead End"
A project to have a somewhat cleaner (not backwards-compatible with Perl4) version of Perl5.
Stevan Little's slides from a talk he gave about his project:
This is apparently something even core Perl5 devs are looking into. Will be interesting to see what will come of it.
And which languages are very much alive?
I'm not going to argue with the statement that Perl is dead; but to help focus my learning efforts, I'm more interested in learning which languages are alive, and how alive are they? Which languages will have strong legs over the next, say, five years?
To make this more fun and informative, let's try to quantify it: list a few languages and rate them on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 is "deader than dead," and 100 is "as vibrantly alive as one can imagine!"