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  • ... he lost all credibility the moment I read his claim that Ruby on Rails is irrelevant because unlike Groovy it isn't based on Java. The rest was similar garbage.
    • I can believe "irrelevant in our local context", if all of his deployment and monitoring infrastructure assumes (or requires) the presence of a JVM and its ecosystem, but sometimes the best response to willful ignorance masquerading as helpful advice is very specific mockery.

  • I've made a new post on my blog ( []) , trying to go into a bit more detail of why I think the Groovy/Grails versus Perl comparison has this outcome (a win for G/G). It's difficult to be really really objective in comparisons like this, and I guess none of us even try very hard. Still, I wanted to say that I have a lot of respect for the Perl community and CPAN. At the same time, I also have a lot of respect for the people who buil
    • Thanks for responding.

      I don't care if you like Groovy or Grails. If they're appropriate for your business, great. If Perl's not appropriate, that's fine too.

      I do care, very much, if you propagate myths and baseless rumors about projects I work on. Well-researched and well-reasoned discussions are fine. I don't believe you've said anything more than "I don't like Perl" and "I don't think it can work."

      I have a lot of respect for the Perl community and CPAN.

      I'm not sure you understand either one.

      You've ch