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From "Neal Gamradt" <>
Subject Re: What's going on with Embperl???
Date Wed, 17 Sep 2003 12:51:40 GMT
I think that Gerald has created a wonderful product, I haven't switched to 
EmbPerl 2.0 because it is still in beta version.  I don't see anything wrong 
with the suggestion of a Source Forge project, however, Gerald may have 
reasons as to why he would not want to do this.  Since he is still the 
creator and maintainer of this project the future of EmbPerl is really up to 

Using EmbPerl makes sense for me since I write Perl modules that can then be 
used on the web or in local applications, and I can implement these modules 
quickly in both cases.  Bottom line, It allows me to make more universal 
code.  However, lately it appears that PHP is growing very quickly while I 
don't see huge levels of support for EmbPerl.  I shudder at the idea of 
using PHP (from early experience it appears to be a dumbed down version of 
Perl) and will only do so when when EmbPerl is no longer being developed or 

I do think that Gerald has a large enough community at his disposal to 
maintain and update the great product he has developed.  If the Source Forge 
project proves to be the best long term solution for keeping EmbPerl current 
I am sure that is what will end up happening.

I don't want to see EmbPerl go away and be forced to use an alternative, 
that would be a very sad day.


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