DrDoc - 4:45 pm on Aug 21, 2013 (gmt 0)
I manage a CRM written entirely in Perl. Lots of new reports and new ways of accessing and managing the data are written each day.
It also doubles as an affiliate network and campaign/content management system, so you can create your offers, track traffic and pixels, and manage your leads and customers all in one place ... all in Perl. So, to me, Perl is far from dead. And, it is also far from "maintenance mode" as new functionality and code is constantly added.
I agree that there is still a lot to learn about Perl, and I constantly find myself developing new ways of streamlining existing code, making it more efficient as traffic demands ...