Re: official support for more scripting languages in gnome needed

On Sun, Mar 18, 2001 at 07:41:00PM -0800, Ben Ford wrote:
> I don't run those either.  Sorry =)

> Regardless of whether we agree on languages, you cannot impose this
> on me.  As I have said repeatedly, if you force me to run perl and
> python, when I don't wish to, I will go elsewhere.  I reserve the
> right to choose feature-rich vs. lean and fast.

you know, i used to be like you, but then i openned my eyes and my mind.
i work at a place where the previous programmer coded extremely time
critical s/w in perl.  he did so to take advantage of cpan and the
resulting decrease in time to market.  the software as it stands now can
handle (in real world usage) a little over one transaction per second
with each transaction taking about 3 seconds from start to finish (most
of that waiting for the terminal we're connected to). in testing it's
handled ~50 per second.

scripting langs have the same penalties for bad code as compiled langs.

scripting langs have a major downside however - they're hard for closed
source developers to use.  obviously not very important here.

for those of you unfamiliar with it, i highly suggest a visis to  it would be nice to see code reuse like this in the
gnome project.


kevin suberic net          i...  i have a dream.  and that dream is:
fork()'ed on 37058400      use DIY::Tiler;
meatspace place: home      my($t) = new DIY::Tiler;  $t->tile(-room => "en-suite", -style => "stone");

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