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Re: Perl applications

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Apr 07, 2004 at 20:26 UTC ( #343421=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl applications

It seems that after pressing hard enough, he finally complains that, because Perl reads in its source code directly (rather than a bytecoded compiled version), it's therefore inferior to 'compiled' languages.

Does a Perl program run directly not count as a serious program while the same program run from PAR does?

"sure, but try to write a complex server using Perl!"

Perhaps POE or Soap::Lite or Stem would do?

Once the program's running, does it matter what form the program takes on disk? Does a "compiled" and statically typed language block on input from a network socket any faster than an "uncompiled" dynamically-typed language?

Then again, I try not to argue with people who believe that magic fairies live in your CPU and interpret binaries directly. Eventually, they'll realize that it's not 1970 anymore.

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Re: Re: Perl applications
by flyingmoose (Priest) on Apr 07, 2004 at 21:21 UTC
    We had magic fairies in 1970? Man, I was born waaaaay too late. Not only was the music much better then, but even such minor magic creatures as compiler gremlins are hard to come by these days.


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