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From Ruben Safir <>
Subject Re: Embperl Abandoned: Next Steps?
Date Wed, 08 Oct 2008 05:43:50 GMT
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?


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