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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • This woke me up, just as it was nap time.

    Reading computer language development as an evolutionary issue is interesting.

    I think although the analogy of a business (Sun) and a computer language (perl) is an okay, even good, analogy, a business organization has more in common with a biological organism than a language, and a language has more in common with a religion than a business.

    Although running a business requires winning hearts and minds and using the language involves programmers tapping at keyboards,
    • Interesting thoughts, all.

      I'm interested in the statement that is perl not a contender in Web-2.0. I thought there was lots of CPAN stuff that could be considered Web-2.0

      If they knew about it.

      Here's a soul crushing exercise. Go to your favorite popular web 2.0 style search site, Digg [digg.com] or Technorati [technorati.com] or del.icio.us [delicious.com] and type in "Perl". Look at the garbage that comes back.

      And if it were easy to install.

      Jifty and Catalyst are both awesome web frameworks able to go toe to toe with anything out there. But inst

      • I'm interested in the statement that is perl not a contender in Web-2.0. I thought there was lots of CPAN stuff that could be considered Web-2.0

        How about OpenGuides [openguides.org]? I haven't seen a *single* other wiki with structured metadata (based on Wiki::Toolkit from the CPAN) and a geo-locational focus. Hell even Tim Berners-Lee said it was cool (I can find the irclog somewhere I'm sure ...)

        But OpenGuides has the same publicity issues as the rest of Perl I suppose. A dozen or so people actively work in the com

        • I haven't seen a *single* other wiki with structured metadata


          Check out Freebase [freebase.com] and their Metaweb Technology. Watch the first intro movie all the way through.

          But OpenGuides has the same publicity issues as the rest of Perl I suppose. A dozen or so people actively work in the community, probably a few hundred more in the world support their local guide. Simply nobody knows about it.


          Yep. "How to advertise your web project" is something to be figured out. Here's one way... try searching for it and similar projects. Then do whatever it takes to make yourself visible to the Web 2.0. Go to the various social bookmarking sites (delicious and Digg) and get yourself on there. Put up a blog about the site and get it linked to Technorati. Register your project on Ohloh.

          Also it would be nice if the site mentioned Perl somewhere.
          • Check out Freebase and their Metaweb Technology. Watch the first intro movie all the way through.

            I'd forgotten about Freebase, OpenGuides pre-dates it by several years (I started my guide in early 2004, and I heard about the software in 2003 at YAPC::EU) and has been alone for so long I'll have to revise my rant now.

            Also it would be nice if the site mentioned Perl somewhere.

            Wow, I hadn't even noticed it wasn't in there. It is mentioned on http://openguides.org/page/software [openguides.org] but I'll see about gettin

            • Yep, the OpenGuides website needs an overhaul; first it needs to move to the same server as all our Trac stuff. I've sent mail to the person responsible for this, but I don't know when he'll get back to me and even when he does I'm a bit overwhelmed at the moment. But thanks very much for pointing it out; we should definitely mention Perl on the front page.