Re: Articles please, not shameful advertising for Alpha Quadrant Vapor
It's just possible that closing your
eyes to everything in the world
that's not GPLed is not the wisest
policy. We're talking about a
Lisp-based Web programming language.
Even in the abstract, it is, by
default, something interesting to
programmers. From the technical
perspective, it offers a host of
I completely agree. It is interesting and I for one like to know about emerging technologies. I do, however, take issue with the way the article was presented. It was certainly not an objective overview/introduction of a new technology.
Is it just Flash eye candy all over
again, or will it be put to use in
real applications? If it does catch on,
do we need to be concerned
about getting Curl applications to run
on *nix platforms, just as we
wrote our own Java VMs? Do we need a
debate over this like the one
we've had over C# and Mono?
Relating this to C# is ridiculous. C# is a new language put out the worlds largest software maker, not some startup. The chances of it being adopted for general use are very high compared to the chance of Curl ever going anywhere.
Or is the answer political? If Curl is
something worthwhile, should
we be lobbying the company behind it
about Open Sourcing it, or key
parts of it?
Good question, though I didn't really even want to look into the merits of Curl after being rather put off by the article.