in reply to Re^3: disadvantages of perl
in thread disadvantages of perl

Web apps are GUIs and with a huge amount of well defined cross-app behaviors which add value and guarantee some level of user acceptance/experience. Some of the best/biggest apps in the world are all/mostly Perl.

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Re^5: disadvantages of perl
by elTriberium (Friar) on Jul 02, 2009 at 23:08 UTC
    That's true and a good point. But then still the question remains "why are there so few non-web-based Perl apps for Windows compared to Linux?". My own explanation is that a) Perl isn't pre-installed on Windows an b) Windows applications are usually GUI-based which isn't Perl's strongest feature.