Perl is a definite "YES". It is one of the more powerful scripting languages I have ever come across, and it is still seemingly the web-standard for server-side scripting.
If you are familiar with C and C++, learning Perl ought to be a breeze. However, I don't really recommend dropping the money on a book. What I have found through time is that all the information I have ever wanted to look up has been readily available online.
Here are a few good websites about Perl/related modules to start with:
(Perl module docs)
Hope you enjoy you language!
: I am a beginner programmer and I know some C and C++ and a lot of truebasic, i want to be a proffesional programmer. I have only heard of PERL once or twice. What is it like and is it worth learning? if so, where can i find a good book for it?thanx in advance
: a beginner