PerlNET? (was: Re: New language discussion?)

"Andrés G. Aragoneses" knocte at
Thu Nov 8 18:52:09 UTC 2007

Steve Wendt escribió:
>> many people would start contributing when many languages are available
> It seems to me that getting contributions in several languages would be 
> completely unmanageable.

I agree with you but not completely. Maybe the optimal way would be to:

a) Consider only ONE language (for core Bugzilla bits) which could be 
the better considered one by the most important developers of Bugzilla 
(regarding this item, CLR interoperability would be just an instrument 
to allow progressive re-write from PerlNET to this language).
b) Allow CLR compatibility at an add-in/extension level, in order to 
allow people design modules that could not be part of the official 
release (identical as Firefox has succeeded this way, but allowing any 
c) Besides the "best language" in term (a), allow an additional subset 
of languages (decided by community) for less important parts or 
contributed modules that would be interesting to integrate in the main 

The idea is to leverage the advantage of having much more potential 
contributions against the hypothetical situation in which a 
multi-language product could suppose unmaintainable or spaghetti code.


	Andrés	[ knocte ]


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