Perl/CPAN v. Ruby ?

Dan Sheppard dan at
Thu Mar 9 14:20:04 GMT 2006

Gareth Kirwan wrote:
> How many times can you fit "ajax" into an email... Let's all try it.
> God I hate this obsession with something just because there's an acronym for
> it now.

It's useful though, in the eternal fight with management and clients. REST, for 
example, by its mere existence as an acronym, has proved a valuable tool in 
preventing the once inexorable rise of the idiocy of heavyweight SOAPy 
interfaces, whilst meaning little more than "doing the bloody obvious".

The banner of good Sir AJAX, too, means that lots of things it's always been 
sensible to do on the client-side get looked at properly.

You can't get anywhere without a flag, any more.


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