* Paul Makepeace ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 01:10:00PM +0100, Aaron Trevena wrote:
> > Plain and simply I don't think java is the right technology for
> > e-commerce, plain and simple.
> Why not?
> Can Perl do distributed database transactions? Can you write stored
> procedures in Perl? For Oracle? (<-- the database most often used in
> e-commerce.) Are Perl's threads stable? And its libraries entirely
> threadsafe? Does Perl even directly support threading at the language
> level? Can you trivially embed a perl network application in a browser?
> Java's favour is not *entirely* due to massive marketing pimpery.

the one thing that comes out of paul's comments is that he mentions
database operations and client side processing in a browser, and
this is important - i think aaron can come back citing data/text processing,
etc., but the real solution medium to business problem modelling/solving
with computers is not traditional language based, this glue (and i'll
go ad naseum here - not glue language) is abstracted, and yes XML is
likely to be a building block technology, but the devil is in the

anyway, i'll slag myself off now ...

how much more wooly can you than this? ;-)

Greg McCarroll                          http://www.mccarroll.uklinux.net

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