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    Why does dis on other languages?

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  • Joel Berger commented on Dance with the one that brung ya

    > Is abandoning the weekend hacker, and losing them to other languages and frameworks worth the benefits associated to releasing a utopian Perl?

    Let me counter. By leaving in hard to use modules in a place likely to be used by newcomers, don't we risk losing people who might be excellent Mojolicious or Dancer hackers to Tornado or Sinatra when the framework they try cannot do all the modern things they want? CGI is bad and shouldn't be shown to newcomers, and worse for them if they find it unsupervised.

    When people talk about Perl they think 1996 and we cr…

  • chris fedde commented on Dance with the one that brung ya

    I'm all for moving out of the CORE. My question is what do we do with the opportunity that creates? We need to deliberately and obviously promote one of the excellent frameworks with well publicized and promoted blogs and tutorials targeted at casual user.

    This includes full cycle: development, testing integrating into production, upgrade, and system retirement.

  • Joel Berger commented on Dance with the one that brung ya

    @silent, @chris: As sri has said on IRC, there probably shouldn't be a framework in the core anymore, the web is too much of a moving target at the moment and for the foreseeable future. I already do my best to promote Mojolicious. I blog, answer SO questions (both Mojo-specific and CGI), and write software which uses Mojo (like Galileo). The best way to promote good software is to promote it :-)

  • Matt Perry commented on Dance with the one that brung ya

    No, we don't have to promote something else. Those other things can be installed from CPAN with a single command. We don't need to put everything in the core.

  • Matt Perry commented on Dance with the one that brung ya

    The only difference to the end-user by removing from the core is that the small number of people that use it will need to type "cpan CGI" before they first use it. After that it'll be like it was never gone.

    In fact, they likely won't even need to do that. Let's face it. The reality today isn't much different for the end-user. CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux put in a separate RPM package and it's not installed by default when one installs the Perl RPM. If a user of CentOS or RHEL needs they might already find it not installed, despite that it being included i…

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