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  • I don't think that's a good idea

    When I am looking for libraries to help me code in Perl I go to CPAN, because the language of the library is indeed quite important. But when I am looking for a canned tool to do something, I could not care less in which language it is coded, as long as I can run it. So I go to Freshmeat.

    Why would I limit myself to tools written in Perl? A random example: Mailman [] is a pretty good mailing list manager. The fact that it is written in Python does not prevent it from being used to manage perl monger lists [] Why would I want to use Majordomo (written in Perl) when Mailman is clearly superior?

    Note also that you can browse all 2500+ Perl project on Freshmeat. []

    So why would we duplicate a system that exists and that works well?

    • If you think you're likely to want to customize a given app, having it be in Perl can be a plus. It's unlikely I'll ever tweak mailman much, because it'd require me to learn a whole new language just to do it. I use it anyway, of course, but it'd be cool if it was in Perl.