I’m kinda amused to see this old post suggesting that perl developers are happier than other developers. I can well believe it. I’ve always been happy playing with perl than the other languages I know, although I’m not quite convinced by the method.
Just a thought though – personally, I’m happier on smaller code bases than larger code bases. Could it be that perl sees more use for moderately sized systems and other languages are used to create developer depressing byzantine balls of mud?