On Thu, Mar 29, 2001 at 12:56:37PM +0200, Philip Newton wrote:
> Try doing Java in Lynx. Or Mosaic. Is there even a plugin for Netscape <
> 3.0?

Lynx & Mosaic practically don't exist, demographically speaking.

> I'd say that's marketing and not something built-in. You want client-side
> Perl, you have ActiveState's PerlScript. What, nobody has a client for it?
> Well, lack of marketing.

Or lack of out-of-the-box installation.

> I think there was even a Tcl plugin for Netscape that nobody used. Probably
> not because of merit or lack thereof, but just because it wasn't hyped
> enough, and/or didn't ship as standard with a major browser.

Because Tcl is shit, shurely.

In any case, the point is there is lots of stuff Java can do Perl
can't, for practical, ease of use -centric values of "can't".


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