[sf-perl] One more reason why I use Perl...

David Fetter david at fetter.org
Tue May 11 11:24:42 PDT 2010

On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 11:17:14AM -0700, David Alban wrote:
> wouldn't the comparison be more fair if they compared
> HTML::Entities::decode_entities() source with the c++ and java
> versions?

I don't think so.

CPAN is Perl's killer application, and no other language I know of has
anything really comparable to it.  Yes, I'm aware CPAN has warts, but
what other language even *has* a "C*AN" that is the standard source of
reusable code?  "Is the" (existence and uniqueness) is crucial in this

People are working on a CPGAN, but that's at least a couple of years
in the future, and it's modeled explicitly on CPAN.

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