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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I reckon the number one reason why PHP has taken over from Perl in the web space is simply deployment. Compare installing (say) wordpress to any mod_perl app om this planet. Then consider setting up a development version. In the same server. It rapidly gets very difficult.

    The mod_perl architecture is oriented towards speed, not necessarily simplicity. Whilst this is good in some ways, it's definitely offputting to beginners.