I do write serious Perl applications for my day job. A few examples of apps I've heard about:
- An application that will take inputs in nearly every format known to man (including screen scrapes of vt100 terminals), munge the input according to arbitrarily-defined rules, then output it in any number of outputs, defined at run-time?
- An application that securely handles over M$100 in seed orders yearly.
- E-Toys, the most-hit website behind E-bay and Amazon.
Would those qualify as serious web apps?
We are the carpenters and bricklayers of the Information Age.
The idea is a little like C++ templates, except not quite so brain-meltingly complicated. -- TheDamian, Exegesis 6
... strings and arrays will suffice. As they are easily available as native data types in any sane language, ... - blokhead, speaking on evolutionary algorithms
Please remember that I'm crufty and crochety. All opinions are purely mine and all code is untested, unless otherwise specified.
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