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  • This woke me up, just as it was nap time.

    Reading computer language development as an evolutionary issue is interesting.

    I think although the analogy of a business (Sun) and a computer language (perl) is an okay, even good, analogy, a business organization has more in common with a biological organism than a language, and a language has more in common with a religion than a business.

    Although running a business requires winning hearts and minds and using the language involves programmers tapping at keyboards,
    • Interesting thoughts, all.

      I'm interested in the statement that is perl not a contender in Web-2.0. I thought there was lots of CPAN stuff that could be considered Web-2.0

      If they knew about it.

      Here's a soul crushing exercise. Go to your favorite popular web 2.0 style search site, Digg [] or Technorati [] or [] and type in "Perl". Look at the garbage that comes back.

      And if it were easy to install.

      Jifty and Catalyst are both awesome web frameworks able to go toe to toe with anything out there. But inst

      • Trac was very easy to get going for me. Python is no PHP though; I’m sure that if I had wanted to install it with better infrastructure than as a CGI, be it FastCGI or mod_python, it would have been a good deal harder. Regardless, it was easier than most Perl web apps. They could and should be on par with Trac in terms of installation difficulty.

        Movable Type is GPL’d, btw… why’s it not free? Am I missing something?

        • To go off topic a bit...

          It hasn't been relicensed yet to my knowledge. They're wibbling about it. [] "Before we released an open source version of Movable Type we wanted to engage with the community regarding its development and scope." What a complete waste of time and energy. What's to talk about, JUST RELEASE IT!

          Just you watch, they're going to write their own license. I can smell it.

          Let me make some sweeping generalizations...

          Commercial software dumped onto the open source world acts very differently