Those who use the Perl programming language say it’s nowhere near dead, extremely expressive and ready to solve just about any problem, as seen in this Linux Advocates article.
Perl guru (and “Learning Perl” author) Randal Schwartz says in the comments:
Not dead. More active than ever. Smaller slice in a bigger pie, but more people absolutely working with Perl than ever. More new releases. More CPAN submissions. Cooler code. And Perl6 in the form of Rakudo is actually mostly usable now.