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November 1, 2009 14:22
Message ID: email@example.com
2009/11/1 Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> demerphq wrote:
>> 2009/11/1 Gabor Szabo <email@example.com>:
>>> On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 3:19 PM, Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni
>>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>> Gabor Szabo wrote:
>>>>> Hmm, that might be true for operating systems where perl is bundled
>>>>> but not for others such as Windows.
>>>> Call me a young padawan (or whatever would be the corresponding word in
>>>> klingon if you prefer), but I have yet to see a true production platform
>>>> using Perl on Windows.
>>> I am not sure what do you mean by that
> If you refer to my speaking of "true production platform", I was meaning
> platforms with a 3+ digits number of servers. Sorry if I sound pretentious
> saying that, but I hear too many people who think that "upgrade" is an easy
> task that can be done in the blink of an eye. It isn't, especially when
> working in a big enough production environment.
Personally I dont think thats an appropriate metric. Lots of
production systems run on a minimal number of servers yet deal with
business critical systems. Finance and billing systems for instance
often have only a few servers involved.
>>> but I know several companies using
>>> Perl on Windows in all kinds of systems. Some are customer facing, some
>>> in-house applications.
>> Me too.
> I'm glad to be proven wrong. Can these companies be named with how they're
> using Perl, for illustrating when we advertise about Perl? (I'll make two
> such talks during november).
No. Unfortunately not.
perl -Mre=debug -e "/just|another|perl|hacker/"