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Thursday June 27, 2002
08:40 PM

perl advocacy

[ #6030 ]
I was investigating Reefknot and came across this thread which contains such gems as:
  • Can I make a request that a portable programming language (eg C) be considered instead of perl
  • If I was doing it [..] I would have used Python or Java. These languages and an OOP aproach would, IMHO, more suitable for a project of this scale and complexity
  • If you want to create a free alternative to Exchange why not program it in C? Afaik it's more robust & portable

We need people proclaiming perl's virtues to the masses. I think to get perl projects and tools that are 1st class better press and to push them as a viable alternative is the way forward.

More ideas to come, this is but a teaser. /me dons his shining hat of perl advocacy +42

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  • I was recently involved [] in helping a company choose a language for desktop application development. The contenders were Java (buzzword compliance), Perl (developer knowledge), and Python (somewhat less developer knowledge). The management originally liked Java because it had mindshare, while Python was unknown and Perl was considered a toy. It was ruled out due to VM issues, Microsoft's antics to countermand Sun, performance, and deployment issues. Python was chosen because it has much better documenta