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Re: Not Everyone Likes Perl, I Guess

by jaldhar (Vicar)
on Oct 12, 2004 at 23:19 UTC ( #398732=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Not Everyone Likes Perl, I Guess

The big problem is Perl has gotten so identified with CGI. In fact it is used for many different things other than CGI. The last 5 things I did with Perl were:

  1. Convert a romanized representation of Sanskrit text to UTF-8.
  2. Talk to an XML-RPC based web service.
  3. Build a search engine for mail boxes.
  4. Convert documents in a proprietary format into DocBook XML spell checking them along the way.
  5. Write a version of the classic game 'trek'.

Only 3 involved CGI and that will probably move to modperl soon. Yet Perl eq CGI is indelibly locked-in to many peoples minds :(


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