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Re: Introduction

From: John P Cavanaugh <cavanaug_at_soco.agilent.com>
Date: 2001-03-02 18:48:36 CET

On Fri, Mar 02, 2001 at 03:49:58AM -0500, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> Jens Kl�cker <jens@kloecker.org>:
> > I would like to be involved when it comes to
> > writing a Perl interface to the libraries, integrate Perl into the
> > server or designing and implementing a Web-interface (e.g., like
> > cvsweb). I can also help in writing an (X)Emacs client.
>
> I am not a member of the project core team; I just wandered in a few
> days ago myself and have yet to do any work. So please don't
> over-interpret my opinions, I am speaking for myself and from my own
> experience only.
>
> I get a little nervous when I hear "Perl" in a context like this.
> I used to write a lot of Perl, but have almost completely abondoned
> the language. The problem I have is that Perl is a maintainability
> disaster, very nearly a write-only language at program sizes over
> a few hundred lines.

Geez, give the guy a break. We all have language preferences and since
its his time and effort, which will most likely result in some tangible
benefit to him & others. I dont see why we would want to discourage his
involvement in any way.

I know several people that would welcome a perl interface to the
subversion libraries.

Personally I know myself and a few others that would like the ability to
develop subversion server side "triggers" to enforce development policy.

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