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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Perl already runs more places I care about than Java does, so to me, porting Perl to the JVM is an extravagant waste of time. Worse still, forcing Perl to be performant on the JVM would doubtless require language changes. Witness the recent trend of JRuby toward not implementing things because they're "too slow" or "too hard." I expect JRuby will either languish in obsolescence like JPython, or become a separate language competing with actual Ruby.

    That said, Perl's having missed the "OMG Dynamic!!!" tr

    • I expect JRuby will either languish in obsolescence like JPython, or become a separate language competing with actual Ruby.

      If Ruby 2.0 comes out soon and achieves many of its goals (especially with regard to performance and deployment characteristics), JRuby may be less appealing.