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Re: Writing Popular Perl Software

by zentara (Archbishop)
on Oct 08, 2018 at 14:08 UTC ( #1223682=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Writing Popular Perl Software

The world needs Perl to: 1. Interact with SQL databases. 2. Work with Linux. 3. Do something (with, about, for, etc) Python. 4. Interact with MySQL databases. 5. Provide the Common Gateway Interface. 6. Match regular expressions. 7. Process each item in a list. 8. Expand through modules. 9. Download!

It sounds like you want a Perl version of a PhP based LAMP stack. Or something to compete with other Content Management Systems like Drupal or Wordpress.

I think the Perl community decided a long time ago to NOT compete with PhP, because PhP was specifically designed for the Common Gateway Interface, making it unsuitable for the general purpose work which Perl excels at.


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Re^2: Writing Popular Perl Software
by LanX (Archbishop) on Oct 08, 2018 at 16:49 UTC
    > general purpose work which Perl excels at.

    my point of view is that Perl is loosing against specialised competitors in various fields, because many consider the elements from other domains as "messy" at best.

    This could probably be solved by specializing pragmas/bundles like use shell or use web

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

      This could probably be solved by specializing pragmas/bundles like use shell or use web

      Very interesting, please elaborate.

        > Very interesting, please elaborate.

        I don't know if it's even possible.

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
        Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

Re^2: Writing Popular Perl Software
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 08, 2018 at 16:06 UTC
    It sounds like you want a Perl version of

    It's not about me, it's about why google sends people to perl.com: because they asked for something specific.

    PHP is a Perl template engine gone rogue.

    Free software communities should probably not ignore challenges from less free software (or "free" software with millions of dollars of venture capital behind it, like PHP).

    Ignore all the marketing ploys now known as conventional wisdom and give people what they need and want from Perl.

    JUST DO IT!™

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