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From Ruben Safir <ru...@mrbrklyn.com>
Subject Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Re: Embperl Abandoned: Next Steps?
Date Wed, 08 Oct 2008 23:05:18 GMT
On Wed, Oct 08, 2008 at 03:37:36PM -0700, Elfen Magix wrote:
> I use Perl-CGI instead of EmbedPerl, but I can see where it can be advantagous to have
it. Saddly PHP is becoming the more popular of the two languages, considering since PHP came
from Perl to begin with!
> 
> Just my 2-cents, I dont want to see it die even though I currently use it. 
> 


Actually, Embperl is staying and not abandoned.  The report was wrong.

That being said, Perl-CGI is nothing like embperl

Perl is a language.  CGI is an apache interface that can be used with
any language.  Perl has modules to help use a CGI interface.

Embperl is like CGI (but faster and easier to use).

Ruben

> --- On Wed, 10/8/08, Ruben Safir <ruben@mrbrklyn.com> wrote:
> From: Ruben Safir <ruben@mrbrklyn.com>
> Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Re: Embperl Abandoned: Next Steps?
> To: "Williams, David G. (HQ-JF000)[INDUS]" <david.g.williams@nasa.gov>
> Cc: embperl@perl.apache.org, hangout@mrbrklyn.com
> Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 1:43 AM
> 
> Williams, David G. (HQ-JF000)[INDUS] wrote:
> > It now seems abundantly clear that Embperl development/discussion has
> > become very dormant.  Perhaps it has been abandoned.  I don't wish to
> > criticize Gerald for abandoning this project, rather, I would like to
> > thank him for his fine work.  I have been using Embperl professionally
> > since the beginning and am very grateful to him.
> >
> > Now I am at a crossroads of sorts - I have to choose between continuing
> > to develop in Embperl or migrating my code (lots of it) to another
> > product that is actively supported.  I think it's hard for me to
> justify
> > continuing Embperl development to my client given that the product
> > lacks:
> > - support
> > - ample documentation
> > - an active community (a la PHP) (and no, I do not like or advocate PHP)
> >
> > So my question to the community (what's left of it) is this: which
> > language/product should I use instead of Embperl/Embperl Object?  Here
> > are my priorities:
> > - Camelness: I would prefer to stay under the Perl umbrella if possible.
> > I am not unwilling to learn other languages if necessary but Perl rocks!
> > - Power: Properly implemented, Embperl/Embperl Object is VERY powerful
> > and productive.  I don't want to downgrade to an inferior product
> > - Open Source: of course
> > - Continuity: I need to choose a product that is not on it's way to
> > retirement
> > - Documentation: Something well documented (perhaps supported by an
> > O'Reilly book).
> > - Community: There should be an active community with active discussion
> > boards and more than one person enhancing/maintaining the product
> > - Linux: Microsoft is out of the question.
> >
> > Thank you very much for your time.
> >
> > David G. Williams 
> >
> >   
> 
> I still use it and it just works.  Does it need more development?
> 
> Ruben
> 
> 
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