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 <
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".