TL;DR: I think it's chill that you can get a perl for all kinds of os/computers
This means that I can just clone a git repo with a pile of (possibly 10 year old) perl scripts and run 'em pretty much anywhere.
There's a perl interpreter for your OS!
perlport says that "Perl supports over 100 platforms!".
Lots of very cool people maintain packaged perl
Wether you're on a Linux machine or a toaster running NetBSD there's a pretty good chance
there's already a perl interpreter chilli'n there by default. If it's not installed by default,
it's pretty likely you can get perl pre-packaged, or find a downloadable
.tar on an ftp server.
There's a shiny page for the big 3:
MacOs, Windows and what I've come to call GNU+Linux over here: https://www.perl.org/get.html
There's a pile of other binaries over here:
... and although I don't run NeXT or irix, it's handy to know that I can write some fairly
hairy logic in my in my dotfiles without ending up restricting myself to
I just think that's neat.