Better Perl

Zbigniew Lukasiak zzbbyy at
Fri Apr 4 13:36:41 BST 2008

On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 2:15 PM, Aaron Trevena <aaron.trevena at> wrote:
> On 04/04/2008, Zbigniew Lukasiak <zzbbyy at> 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.

This starts to be circular - what this thread started with was me
trying to assess Perl popularity among web startups - I still have not
yet seen any sample better than mine - so I'll stay with my conclusion
that Perl does not do well in web frameworks.

If you have any idea how to improve this discussion so that it does
not go in circles - then I'll be grateful.

>  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.
>  A.
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Zbigniew Lukasiak

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