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

David Thompson dat1965 at yahoo.com
Tue May 11 11:45:30 PDT 2010

--- On Tue, 5/11/10, David Fetter <david at fetter.org> wrote:
> From: David Fetter <david at fetter.org>
> -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.

Exactly.  I agree completely.

It is clear that C/C++ and other languages lack
The One extremely well known all-encompassing
web repository (on the huge scale of CPAN) that
is the absolute de facto go-to location for all
reusable code for all the world for all

Only Perl has this scale.  CPAN is a monster
compared to the nearest code repositories of
other languages.

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