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From Igor Chudov <>
Subject Re: Alternatives to CGI perl module
Date Sun, 11 Sep 2016 14:46:52 GMT
Ruben, thank you for your opinion. You have your own opinion and I have
mine, and that is what makes the Internet beautiful.

Take a look at your own website It is down right now. But
take a look at its google cache:

click on View Source of that.

There you see that most of the page is perl code, in embperl wrappers. Just
a little HTML head and ending is HTML.

This is what I found to be typical of most pages.

On Sat, Sep 10, 2016 at 10:58 PM, Ruben Safir <> wrote:

> On 09/10/2016 09:53 PM, Igor Chudov wrote:
> > It turns out that HTML has a very minor and subordinate role to perl
> > application logic, and putting "perl inside html" was completely
> misguided
> > and instead I decided to "make html inside perl". Using CGI module of
> > course. This was far more maintainable.
> Just for the record, this is not correct and I think time has proven
> that integrating language into the html output has resulted in a Marjory
> of active server pages.  Aside from Perl, there has been similar
> constructions in python, rails, php, etc etc etc...
> I just have a distaste for opinions spouted as facts.
> If anything, CGI.PM is the clumsy huge animal and is problematic, even
> from the beginning.  There has always been work arounds to sidestep it
> including fastcgi et al.  Use of it is a (huge at times) convenience for
> some, but speed, organization and efficiency are not it's benefits.
> --
> So many immigrant groups have swept through our town
> that Brooklyn, like Atlantis, reaches mythological
> proportions in the mind of the world - RI Safir 1998
> DRM is THEFT - We are the STAKEHOLDERS - RI Safir 2002
> - Leadership Development in Free Software
> - Unpublished Archive
> - coins!
> Being so tracked is for FARM ANIMALS and and extermination camps,
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