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  • Not strictly related, but: "Ruby 1.8.6 and Python 2.5 are both first-class languages for Mac development []".
    • I really don't understand why Apple don't list perl there too. Camelbones will support the scripting bridges stuff too, so it'll be just as "first class" as the others.

      Plus Camelbones has an awesome example app [].
      • I see you're the author of the awesome example app, heh.

        (I don't really even know what Camelbones is, but) I was wondering if you use Algorithm::BinPack [] for that. Your kind of application is even mentioned in the synopsis (s/CD/DVD/) of that module.

        • I don't, because it would put things on the discs out of order, and I don't want that.
      • Well, it might or might not yet be a "first class citizen []" (which I mean to take "ships with the development tools"). However, you're right; unlike Leon's examples, there is a Cocoa bridge. I put that down to the fact that Sherm Pendley's worked for years on CamelBones with little or no reward, but at least some encouragement.

        I suspect the answer to Leon's original question is a combination of "nobody wants to do it", "nobody wants it" and "the Perl world is too insular".
        • Sigh, that reply to Leon's question doesn't make sense; let's try again. "Where's Perl?" "Nowhere, because either nobody wants it, nobody wants to do it, or the Perl world is too insular and nobody noticed anyone else doing it."
        • Nobody develops for Perl anymore, CPAN is too crowded.