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Re: Compaq's WebL language

by htoug (Deacon)
on Aug 26, 2004 at 13:01 UTC ( #385998=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: To mechanize WWW::Mechanize: a scraping language?
in thread To mechanize WWW::Mechanize: a scraping language?

I just had a look at it, and I must say:
  Yuck!!!
It look's a bit like the worst of Pascal and ECMAScript rolled into one.

Why not stay with Perl for doing thing like this? You will probably end up needing a full language to do anything serious, and then you will have to reinvent Perl!


Comment on Re: Compaq's WebL language
Re^2: Compaq's WebL language
by mojotoad (Monsignor) on Aug 26, 2004 at 20:47 UTC
    I agree that it's not pretty -- perl is better suited for most, if not all, of the tasks it accomplishes.

    What I had in mind was leveraging existing WeBL scripts, or translating them. Also, if you look at the problem space that WeBL addresses, it serves as a good source of sign posts for the sort of constructs you'd want for a general purpose web-weasel language.

    Matt

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