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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by Matts (1087) on 2008.09.29 8:12 (#65177) Journal

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

    • Yes it is. Someone came into the office and starting on about Sleep (which is supposed to be "like" Perl on the JVM). I sadly shook my head and shooed him away.

    • 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