The Problems of Perl: The Future of Bugzilla

Jochen Wiedmann jochen.wiedmann at
Sun May 13 00:23:07 UTC 2007

On 5/13/07, Max Kanat-Alexander <mkanat at> wrote:

>         I'm not considering a re-write, really. If you read the original
> email (or blog post), you'll see that the first idea was to see if it
> was possible to move to another language incrementally.

I must admit, that I can hardly imagine that to be practical.

You'd force the developers to live in two worlds. That would hardly
attract fresh blood und frustrate the existing guys. Rather than
harvesting the (whatever) advantages of another language, you'd buy
the disadvantages and problems of a second. Instead of concentrating
on functional tasks, you'd be busy to implement a framework for
merging two worlds.


My cats know that I am a loser who goes out for hunting every day
without ever returning as much as a single mouse. Fortunately, I've
got a wife who's a real champ: She leaves the house and returns within
half an hour, carrying whole bags full of meal.

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