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  • I'm all for using the best tool (or language) for the job, but does anyone else see the irony in using a php wiki on a site that should be a platform for perl advocacy?
    • Of course :)

      In fact, there front page even acknowledges your point.

      It looks like we are going to be moving to SocialText in July after everyone is back from YAPC::NA.
      • Even more irony: SocialText is not for Win32 []. Currently.
        • And assuming someone is willing to run a Win32 server to host it on.

          Because I sure as hell am not going to do it.

          As much as I want to encourage Win32 Perl, I only use it as a desktop, and it would take a lot to convince me to use it on a server.
          • Hmm, somehow something got lost in the message.

            If you are not going to run it at home, why do you care that the site is in PHP?

            Same thing. You want to showcase the site as something that Perl can do. Well, this is a site for Win32 Perl, so you really ought to be showcasing something that Perl/Win32 can do.

            I hope I get the message across this time. And, if not... forget it, it's not important.
            • by Alias (5735) on 2006.06.23 23:16 (#48392) Homepage Journal
              Well, I care about the fact it's currently in PHP, because web and wikis are something that Perl SHOULD do well, and so we should be doing it in Perl.

              Hosting websites in a relatively cheap and decent mass hosting way, however, would appear to NOT be something that Win32 does well. So I'm in no hurry to move the website to Win32 hosting at 4-10+ times the price, because it serves no utility.

              Perl should be the same on all platforms, and I don't feel that it's necesary for us to eat the dogfood in the hosting platform case.

              But yes, let's move on.