On Fri, May 26, 2000 at 03:02:42PM +0000, Michael Bernstein wrote:
> In you hadn't noticed, ActiveState already has dealings
> 'with the dark side'.

Bring on the paranoia people! Microsoft _invests_ in ActiveState. ActiveState
originally started with a Win32 port of Perl, together with support packages
for Perl on Win32 platforms. And commercial development tools, like a visual
debugger, and special versions of Perl that plug into IIS and the
ActiveScripting platform.

At IPC8 this January, they announced they were extending their services to
Python as well. This means that ActiveState now also does Python for Win32,
with all extensions, support, and commercial products they do for Perl as

It's what they are good at. No wonder Microsoft invests in ActiveState,
because Microsoft wants Win32 to be a strong development platform.

Now, for all of you who are worried about M$ domination, ActiveState only just
announced that they'll be adding support for Perl and Python to Mozilla, not
just on win32, but, IIRC, all platforms where both Mozilla and the scripting
languages in question run. And they'll throw in an IDE built on Mozilla as
well, which will therefor run on all platforms Mozilla can run on.

And there was much rejoicing.

Martijn Pieters
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