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What is the (greatest|biggest|largest|supreme|most known) project made (in|with) perl?

by bdimych (Monk)
on Dec 03, 2007 at 15:28 UTC ( #654593=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
bdimych has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I looked for it in google, but to my surprise, have not found any threads, discussions, polls etc.

(something like zope or mercurial in python and phpBB/vbulletin/ipb in php)

Sorry if inappropriate.

Comment on What is the (greatest|biggest|largest|supreme|most known) project made (in|with) perl?
Re: What is the (greatest|biggest|largest|supreme|most known) project made (in|with) perl?
by moritz (Cardinal) on Dec 03, 2007 at 15:30 UTC
    If the source doesn't need to be publicly available: amazon.com (at least they use tons of perl)

    Update: Other well known projects are imdb.com (tinita++ for the info) and slashdot (or slash, the code base).

      does amazon.com include imdb? Cuz that seems pretty big too and I believe it's all perl.

      -Paul

        Yes, you right. As i know IMDB is a Amazon project.

Re: What is the (greatest|biggest|largest|supreme|most known) project made (in|with) perl?
by metaperl (Curate) on Dec 03, 2007 at 16:01 UTC
    This question is very similar to a much earlier node
    I have beheld the tarball of 22.1 on ftp.gnu.org with my own eyes. How can you say that there is no God in the Church of Emacs? -- David Kastrup
    [tag://it]
Re: What is the (greatest|biggest|largest|supreme|most known) project made (in|with) perl?
by tcf03 (Deacon) on Dec 03, 2007 at 16:16 UTC
    In my humble opinion DBI should be somewhere near the top of the list.

    update But I don't think thats what you're after. I don't have any great examples of Perl being THE primary language a project was coded in. A lot of good ones have been mentioned in previous posts. I have worked with a lot of commercial software where Perl might not be what an app is primarily coded in, but has been instrumental to the point where an app might not exist were it not for Perl. Some examples avamar, vmware, and try finding a Unix/Linux/BSD distro that does not include Perl as a part of the base install.

    update 2 - a question of my own - What is the length of the lengthiest node title on Perl Monks?

    Ted
    --
    "That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved."
      --Ralph Waldo Emerson
Re: What is the (greatest|biggest|largest|supreme|most known) project made (in|with) perl?
by zentara (Archbishop) on Dec 03, 2007 at 16:39 UTC
    Well, it all depends on how you define a project.

    I would put forth easy gui programming with Perl/Tk (or Perl/Gtk2). Tk is a project , which lets you make other projects. Although you may not find them by googling, you will find it in widespread use; .... so much so, that ActiveState includes it in it's Perl for Windows.

    mod_perl has made many projects possible too.


    I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth. Cogito ergo sum a bum
Re: What is the (greatest|biggest|largest|supreme|most known) project made (in|with) perl?
by tirwhan (Abbot) on Dec 03, 2007 at 16:40 UTC

    I don't know about biggestbestest and frankly don't care, but here are some large and well-known open source Perl projects:

    Go to freshmeat and find thousands more.


    All dogma is stupid.
Re: What is the (significant) project made (in|with) perl?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Dec 03, 2007 at 17:25 UTC
Re: What is the (greatest|biggest|largest|supreme|most known) project made (in|with) perl?
by perrin (Chancellor) on Dec 03, 2007 at 19:19 UTC
Re: What is the (greatest|biggest|largest|supreme|most known) project made (in|with) perl?
by Burak (Chaplain) on Dec 03, 2007 at 19:57 UTC
    Bugzilla: http://www.bugzilla.org/
Re: What is the (greatest|biggest|largest|supreme|most known) project made (in|with) perl?
by CountZero (Bishop) on Dec 03, 2007 at 20:39 UTC
    POPFile, easily the best anti-spam technology ever.

    CountZero

    A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

Re: What is the (greatest|biggest|largest|supreme|most known) project made (in|with) perl?
by sgt (Chaplain) on Dec 03, 2007 at 22:39 UTC
Re: What is the (greatest|biggest|largest|supreme|most known) project made (in|with) perl?
by shmem (Canon) on Dec 04, 2007 at 11:58 UTC
    Beyond any doubt, the biggest and largest is CPAN, the greatest and most known is Perl itself, and the most supreme - PerlMonks of course ;-)

    --shmem

    _($_=" "x(1<<5)."?\n".q·/)Oo.  G°\        /
                                  /\_¯/(q    /
    ----------------------------  \__(m.====·.(_("always off the crowd"))."·
    ");sub _{s./.($e="'Itrs `mnsgdq Gdbj O`qkdq")=~y/"-y/#-z/;$e.e && print}
Re: What is the (greatest|biggest|largest|supreme|most known) project made (in|with) perl?
by metaperl (Curate) on Dec 04, 2007 at 15:37 UTC
    2nd place in this years ICFP contest is definitely a major achievement.
    I have beheld the tarball of 22.1 on ftp.gnu.org with my own eyes. How can you say that there is no God in the Church of Emacs? -- David Kastrup
    [tag://functional programming]
Re: What is the (greatest|biggest|largest|supreme|most known) project made (in|with) perl?
by ctilmes (Priest) on Dec 05, 2007 at 18:39 UTC
    Perl is used throughout NASA, and I know for a fact large portions of MODAPS, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Data Processing System were developed in Perl. This is one of the larger data processing systems at NASA, responsible for running hundreds of thousands of jobs per day, producing hundreds of Terrabytes of science data products from the MODIS instrument on NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites.

    The actual programs making the data are mostly Fortran, but the framework that interacts with the database (DBI/DBD) and figures out what to run, and runs it is all Perl.

Re: What is the (greatest|biggest|largest|supreme|most known) project made (in|with) perl?
by naChoZ (Curate) on Dec 06, 2007 at 13:41 UTC

    Someone already mentioned my first choice of RT, but I think Catalyst also deserves a mention.

    --
    naChoZ

    Therapy is expensive. Popping bubble wrap is cheap. You choose.

      ensembl.org and BioPerl are huge, significant, and made with perl. Ensembl publishes annotated genomes, and its workflow was perl/DBI/mysql last I heard from them.

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