Is Perl the right language for a large web application?by walkingthecow (Friar)
|on Apr 19, 2013 at 06:11 UTC||Need Help??|
walkingthecow has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I've been using Perl for years now, but my experience with it has been mostly automating system administration tasks via command line scripts, and a few small web applications. I love Perl, regardless of all the readability issues people complain about. However, I am currently undertaking the task of writing a very large FOSS web application, and I have a few concerns:
1. Is Perl a good language for writing modern web applications? Any good examples of web applications written in Perl?
2. I often feel that people look at Perl as some language from 1998, and Python is the new big thing. I'd like for people to want to use what I am working hard on, so this is a big concern for me.
3. I really don't want this to turn into a big debate, but what are the advantages of using Perl for this over Python or Ruby on Rails, and vice-versa. Is there any resounding reason not to use Perl? I am quite comfortable with Perl, and have only really tinkered with Python, so I'd really like to use what I am comfortable with. I'd love to hear any other reasons there may be for choosing one over the other. (I don't care about frameworks really. I think I am doing this from the ground up.)
Any input you all may have is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
By the way, the web application is basically everything and the kitchen sink, so I see it being a very large project.