Should I learn Perl with Maypole, or Ruby on Rails?

Ben Hammersley was debating with himself in public whether to dive into Ruby on Rails or stay with his trusty Perls and pick up on Maypole:

Should I learn Perl with Maypole, or Ruby on Rails? Perl I know, Ruby I don’t; Maypole seems a bit under the radar, Rails is hot hot hot; Perl has shedloads of modules to give other really useful features, Ruby has less.

I offered my always impartial and objective advice that perhaps Ruby on Rails would open his mind more. Learning a new language and all. Hammersley responded:

I’m inclined to go with his sage advice and learn a new language as well. And a new version came out this morning, too. That’s it. I’m sold.

Welcome on board, Ben!

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