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Re: The Limitations of the CPAN

by Dylan (Monk)
on Nov 21, 2004 at 05:36 UTC ( #409326=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The Limitations of the CPAN

Say, what other language has something comparable to POE (http://poe.perl.org/), Class::DBI (and DBI, too), Template Toolkit or AxKit, or Mason.

Especially POE. I can write a mutli-room multiuser chat server in a hundred lines of code with POE. And yet nothing like it exists for, say, Java.

Not saying am I that you can't write something that offers all that POE offers in Ruby or Java, but that would not be very fun...

Generally, I find all the hard stuff is already done and done well, on the CPAN. Usually to deploy an app I just have to connect the right modules together. Could it be that your problem domain was just fringe?

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