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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Kind of a depressing image when you look for the one language that's missing off it.

    • by educated_foo (3106) on 2008.09.30 7:11 (#65200) Journal

      I don't really see a technical problem. I think Perl is available on more platforms than Java, and for all that people go on about the "huge Java library ecosystem," I have found CPAN to be better for the niche libraries I need. Plus, you can always use Inline::Java (i.e. JNI) if you absolutely must use some Java library.

      Jython has been around for a long time without (AFAICT) mattering at all. JRuby only matters because the 1.8 ruby interpreter -- soon to be replaced -- is incredibly slow, and because it had great marketing.

      Now people are engaged in deep, deep nonsense. First they started using the JVM because they wanted to use Java. Then, when they realized that java is painful, they looked for other languages but stuck with the JVM. Argh.