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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I completely agree that Catalyst is under-documented. If you want to help visit their wiki ( http://dev.catalyst.perl.org/ [perl.org] )where I hope more and better documentation will appear.

    And as I said in the title Catalyst is getting Mooseified, which from I what I see from Moose could really simplify Catalyst and make it more appealing
    • And as I said in the title Catalyst is getting Mooseified, which from I what I see from Moose could really simplify Catalyst and make it more appealing

      Wow, I didn't know that ... that actually makes it less appealing to me. From what I heard & saw at YAPC::NA '08, Moose has a lot of baggage (installing Moose brings half of CPAN with it, plus the performance demands apps use mod_perl) that in my opinion, costs more than its worth.

      • Catalyst is actually already much more "unappealing" by your metrics.

        Though as someone who is heavily involved in the development of both I think that's a good thing.

        As for startup times, mod_perl/fastcgi/any persistent env is reccomended for Catalyst anyway, starting any app larger than a twitter clone will usually take at least a few seconds.

        Before you criticise things publicly please check the facts. Heavy deps or long startup times are a legitimate concern, but the Moose chang