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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Standards are good, but what part of the phrase "enterprise-class framework" means anything besides a vendor shaking his own hand vigorously?

    As far as I'm concerned, a programming language in its context with its libraries itself is a framework.

    As far as I'm concerned, "enterprise-class" means that some 500 companies in the U.S. and maybe another 1000 abroad use it deliberately and on purpose and have to customize something so general to work in their specific cases.

    As far as I'm aware, most programme

    • by Ovid (2709) on 2004.09.23 17:13 (#34645) Homepage Journal

      Quite a bit of a language's use and acceptance will be driven by those "500 companies in the U.S." Were many of them to come out and say "we're hiring Perl programmers like mad," you can bet your Camel that programmers are going to notice. Tool vendors are going to notice. A P2EE project will be born and certification processes will be created. Perl would dominate and non-Perl programmers will still continue to sneer at us while secretly hitting the books on the language in hopes of paying their mortgage. The Perl community will moan and groan about the hacks working in Perl (as in any other language) and long for the days of simplicity, but enjoy their job security.

      Of course, instead of a paragraph of speculation, I can have a paragraph of history:

      $first_paragraph =~ s/Perl/Java/;

      Admittedly there's more to it than what I just described but I don't think I'm losing a lot in the translation.