Tag: Perl

macOS and scripting

Apple to Deprecate Scripting Languages in Future Versions of macOS – TidBITS

Apple says future versions of macOS won’t include a number of open-source scripting languages. The impact of this change will vary depending on the audience, but it will affect more people than you might think.

My visceral reaction was “WTF!! What the bloody f**k”. When I calm down, I’ll hopefully post a more reasoned response. For now, I’ll include some links and some quotes from around the web. Before removing these scripting languages from macOS, Apple will need to address its own reliance on them. Xcode includes many libraries in…

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Why Perl Didn’t Win

Why Perl Didn’t Win by Big Blue Marble LLC

With every year that passed, as Perl 6 produced more press releases than actual code, the attractiveness of Perl as a platform declined. Sure, it still had users. Sure, it still had people starting new projects. (The Modern Perl movement was a decent attempt to bring wider enthusiasm back into the ecosystem by dispelling some of the worst myths of the language. It modeled itself after JavaScript: The Good Parts without realizing that Perl lacked JavaScript’s insurmountable advantage of ubiquity. Who could have predicted that Objective-C would be interesting again a year before the iPhone came out?)

 

 

What it didn’t have was a clearly defined future, let alone an articulated one.

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