Better Perl

Zbigniew Lukasiak zzbbyy at
Fri Apr 4 12:40:42 BST 2008

On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 1:01 PM, Jonathan Stowe <jns at> wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-04-04 at 12:23 +0200, Zbigniew Lukasiak wrote:
>  > RoR,
>  > Django, PHP
>  There you go again, these are purely web technologies. Why should we
>  care if Perl (a general purpose programming language) is failing to get
>  so much uptake in an area where there are more specialized tools? It's
>  been like this for years, nay, ever. Remember Perl pre-dates the web and
>  is probably deployed and used in more places that don't have anything to
>  do with the web that whatever the trendy tool of choice for "web
>  development" might be this week could never even get a foothold.

Ruby and Python are not web specialised tools - they are general
purpose languages just like perl, but still there are popular web
specialised libraries (RoR and Django) for them.  The fact that Perl
does not enter into new fields is exactly what I am talking about.

>  /J\

Zbigniew Lukasiak

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