[sf-perl] lack of perl in config management - problem?

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at stonehenge.com
Sat Dec 10 16:43:26 PST 2011

>>>>> "Philip" == Philip J Hollenback <philiph at pobox.com> writes:

Philip> On Sat, Dec 10, 2011, at 03:44 PM, Rich Morin wrote:
>> One question I'd have is whether Perl is as facile as Ruby at the
>> kinds of metaprogramming and internal DSL creation that (say) Chef
>> uses).  If not, the result of a Perl rework might not be very pretty.

Philip> I agree - what is it about ruby that makes it so attractive for config
Philip> management?  I know nothing about ruby at all.

The ruby config management grew out of the ruby-on-rails camp.  Now that
RoR has lost some steam, I imagine the next big config thing won't be
ruby.  In fact, "salt" looks like it has some steam (remote execution
based on zeromq).  Too bad it's Python. :)

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