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  • Every day I learn more perl and it can do more, every week I meet more perl programmers and find more perl resources.

    I have yet to have a 'shit, if perl6 was here I could get this done so much quicker/easier/better' moment. If we really needed perl 6 sooner, more people would be jumping in to ensure the bits they needed were included and done.

    The only things I want from perl can be implemented in the CPAN space - things like PPI and PAR are what I hope to see in the 'next generation' of perl along with enhancements CPAN and its interfaces.

    The only problem I have with perl is that I would like to be able to use Java libraries and applications via direct calls to classes (along the lines of XS or the new XS-free c/C++ interface) and/or via RMI. No I don't mean INLINE::Java.

    I would also like to see the Apache Foundation paying as much interest and attention to perl as they do to Java, if even a fraction of their effort and funds went into shared libraries between C/C++ and perl users that would be very beneficial with things like axis and xerces being kept in synch with their modules on CPAN, etc.


    @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
    print reverse @JAPH;
    • The ASF pays attention to Java because people are willing to volunteer their time to do that work.

      If you want to work on the corresponding C/C++/perl versions of an ASF project there's nothing stopping you from volunteering, and that's what it takes to get things done in Apache land. It's not like the ASF goes out and pays people to work on Java projects, the only money involved, as far as I can tell, is for maintaining infrastructure (the machines involved in hosting web sites, CVS/Subversion repositorie
      • I stand corrected - I thought they had at least some funding to sponser development even if it was to a much lesser degree that TPF/YAS.

        In that case, yes, we will have to fill the gap ourselves.


        @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
        print reverse @JAPH;