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While your exposition is good and raises good points, the conclusion is wrong. Mini-Languages have their place, as domain-specific tools for expressing domain specific rules. Two examples:

  • make - like its greater sibling, Prolog, make employs its own minilanguage for specifying rules and actions which will be verified respectively executed in a fashion to reach a goal. The make syntax has no nice counterpart in Perl.
  • SQL - SQL is a very restricted language with one goal - to unify queries against database servers. While DBI does not have its own proprietary minilanguage, it employs SQL as a widerspread minilanguage.

Your ad-hominem attacks on the authors of CGI::Application and CGI::Prototype don't help either.

Update: Struck out the part of the reply that criticized the (now removed) attack.

In reply to Re: The disadvantages of mini-languages by Corion
in thread the disadvantages of mini-languages by metaperl

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