aaron.trevena at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 13:15:41 BST 2008
On 04/04/2008, Zbigniew Lukasiak <zzbbyy at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
What new fields hasn't Perl entered into that Python or Ruby have ?
Bio-informatics - perl is pretty damned popular there, we've had
speakers from The Sanger Institute at LPW talking about what they do.
Python and ruby aren't really used that much in bio-informatics.
Finance - Perl is surprisingly popular there, even to a fanboy like me.
Compiler Design - The parrot and perl 6 guys are pushing boundaries
and doing new things in that area too.
ORMs and Frameworks ? Perl does well here.
I'll grant you, Perl isn't exactly kicking ass in computer games or
CAD, but I don't see much Python, Java or Ruby there either.
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