Stunned. Totally and utterly stunned. I would have thought there 
would be Java floating around in Zope's bowl before Perl! Perl? 
Jeeze... what a great but very scary thing. I trust that DC will do 
it right.


At 7:32 PM -0400 5/24/2000, Paul Everitt wrote:
>Howdy gang.  Below is an announcement that we'll start distributing over
>the next 24 hours.  I wanted to let you folks see it first.  In summary:
>Perl Methods.
>This isn't a press release, which we'll be doing in the run-up to the
>O'Reilly Open Source conference in July, when the code is closer to
>being available.
>Digital Creations, creators of the Open Source Zope application server,
>announced today that it is teaming with ActiveState, a leading provider
>Internet programming software, to make Perl a scripting language for
>Perl is the predominant scripting language for Internet applications and
>a key success story for the Open Source software movement. Zope is
>in Python, the fastest growing Open Source scripting language.
>"It is clear that the strength of Zope realizes the future architecture
>the Web," says Paul Everitt, CEO of Digital Creations. "This dynamic
>architecture, and the people working with it, are a fantastic match for
>scripting languages. Thus it is natural that Digital Creations would
>with ActiveState to make Perl a scripting language for Zope."
>"Zope is a powerful content management system that we use internally,"
>Dick Hardt, CEO of ActiveState. "By adding the power of Perl to Zope, we
>will be able to leverage all the existing Perl technology that we have
>well as bring the worlds of Python and Perl closer together."
>Under this agreement, ActiveState will get Python and Perl to run in the
>same application. More specifically, Perl programmers can code critical
>pieces of business logic in Zope solutions.
>"The Perl for Zope project brings the worlds of the two most important
>source programming languages together," stated Gisle Aas, Senior
>ActiveState. "Python programmers will be able to directly take advantage
>the large collection of reusable Perl program modules, like DBI, found
>CPAN.  Perl programmers will be able to program and customize the Zope
>application server using their favorite language."
>The initial developer release of Perl For Zope will coincide with
>the O'Reilly Open Source Software Convention in July 2000.  For more
>information on the project, please visit the Perl For Zope project
>page at
>Contact Information
>   For Digital Creations, contact Paul Everitt, [EMAIL PROTECTED],
>   540.371.6909x102.  For ActiveState, contact Lori Pike,
>   [EMAIL PROTECTED], 604.713.8433.
>Paul Everitt       Digital Creations
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>The Open Source Zope application server
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