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Re^3: What happened to perl.com?

by techcode (Hermit)
on May 30, 2006 at 22:13 UTC ( #552641=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: What happened to perl.com?
in thread What happened to perl.com?

Perl (v5) is still years ahead from competition in some things. Sure, in some other things it's behind - but Perl6 is about to change that.

And basicaly only thing that Perl is really lacking is good PR & Marketing. The other thing they should watch out for is to make mod_perl safe for shared hosting - that would gain many points among "plain people". Without good support for shared hosting (CGI is too slow, FastCGI isn't that much accepted - and Ruby is in same problem) Perl is basicaly cutting out lot's of "plain people" and aiming high for bigger fishes that can afford dedicated servers ...

BTW last time I heard news about Perl6 (few days ago) it said that beta version is comming out during this/next year, and "final" soon after that.

I also think that they over engineered it. Sure Parrot is nice - but somehow I got a feeling that other languages/people that will be able to run under it - aren't quite interested.

And at the end, it doesn't matter should you belive or not - go ahead be a heretic ;)


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Re^4: What happened to perl.com?
by chromatic (Archbishop) on May 30, 2006 at 22:58 UTC
    Sure Parrot is nice - but somehow I got a feeling that other languages/people that will be able to run under it - aren't quite interested.

    All of Pheme's tests are Pheme code, using the Parrot version of Test::Builder I wrote in Perl 5, ported to Perl 6, then ported again to Parrot's PIR dialect. Language interoperability already wins.

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