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Re: Perl: Why you no modern web framework?

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on Jun 22, 2013 at 22:44 UTC ( #1040300=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl: Why you no modern web framework?

Go write one.   :-D   Every good system in CPAN (or PHP, or Python ...) started with someone’s good idea.

But here is what you are very likely to encounter when you go down “the Drupal road” ... plug-in hell.   I’ve been there, as likely have you.   The software, good and well-built though it is, has a very narrow view of what “content” is, and a very limited capability to devise true “business rules” concerning it.   Very soon, your “exceptions,” as defined by those plug-ins and callouts, have become the rules.

Perl offers a number of very good frameworks by which any sort of web-application (front and back end) can be constructed in less time than you would do without their assistance.   So, full-disclosure, does PHP, so it really isn’t the fault of the language.   But these Perl frameworks are generally building-blocks.   Systems like Drupal make it look easy, and in so doing, tend to yield much more fragile production systems.

You definitely do have a customer-expectations problem, and I would suggest trying to deal with it diplomatically but firmly.   The more times any piece of source-code is changed, the weaker it becomes.

I’m afraid that you are wearing some rose-colored glasses with regards to Drupal ... no software system, regardless of implementation language, is really that way.   And you are also encountering the realities of “shared hosting.”

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Re^2: Perl: Why you no modern web framework?
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Chancellor) on Jun 23, 2013 at 05:32 UTC

      You're very picky about sundialsvc4, are you ex-lovers/BFFs or something? :-)

      If you spot any bugs in my solutions, it's because I've deliberately left them in as an exercise for the reader! :-)

        I’m glad that someone else said that.   Geez.   I really do bathe every day . . .

      While I agree on the criticism regarding this particular postís handling ó I hadnít seen it happen, so Iíll also add, if it indeed happened this way ó I donít think you should be this harsh, in fact, please take your differences to a private conversation or something.

      By all means, both of you are high level monks, both of you must have done something good to earn that. You should know better.

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