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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • mod_perl isn't getting web developers because it isn't a web application framework. PHP is.

    Perl is like Lisp. We have the base language, on which we write the language in which we will write our program. I'm sure people who truly grok Lisp and all of Paul Graham's stuff will say Perl doesn't completely fulfill this, but I think it does partially. We create, at least, a hybrid language that consists of Perl + whatever modules we deem necessary.

    Look at the way everyone writes their own templating sys

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • by plural (4499) on 2004.09.11 13:17 (#34241) Homepage
      I was just having a talk with inkdroid about this the other night. Basically, PHP is so popular because nearly every server has it and once it is there, you don't need access to the apache config to run it. Sure the syntax, kitchen-sink mentality and general ugliness of PHP makes it offensive. But it is the microsoft of open source web app languages. If we had something like mod_perl_lite, that would be easy to install AS A DSO into apache, then we would easily have a better platform. How many apps are really using the whole apache lifecycle? If you have one, then you can use mod_perl. If not, mod_perl_lite. Now, i am a crappy C coder (awful, truly), so i don't know what would be involved. However, we already have the phases we need in mod_perl. How hard would it be to rip out all of the other crap that 1% of the population uses?