Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
laziness, impatience, and hubris
 
PerlMonks  

Re: Re: Re: Perl in the "Microsoft Research Center"

by DrHyde (Prior)
on Jan 15, 2004 at 15:22 UTC ( #321575=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Perl in the "Microsoft Research Center"
in thread Perl in the "Microsoft Research Center"

Remember, Activestate used to be Hip Communications. And MS gave Hip Communications a shedload of money to port and support perl on Win32, to make it easier for people to switch their applications from the Netscape web server to IIS.
  • Comment on Re: Re: Re: Perl in the "Microsoft Research Center"

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re: Re: Re: Re: Perl in the "Microsoft Research Center"
by MidLifeXis (Monsignor) on Jan 15, 2004 at 18:50 UTC
    Remember, Activestate used to be Hip Communications. And MS gave Hip Communications a shedload of money to port and support perl on Win32, to make it easier for people to switch their applications from the Netscape web server to IIS.

    I think this is probably the best business reason I have seen on this thread to explain MS using perl, rather than embrace / extending something similar. Netscape was a large threat to them, and being able to port existing apps from NS to IIS would have been a good selling point.

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://321575]
help
Chatterbox?
and all is quiet...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others drinking their drinks and smoking their pipes about the Monastery: (7)
As of 2017-12-14 23:50 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?
    What programming language do you hate the most?




















    Results (414 votes). Check out past polls.

    Notices?