Serious question, who would use this?
Someone who likes Perl? Someone who has Perl code which he wants to run in a browser for <reasons/>? Someone who likes the idea of running any language in those tags and takes this idea a bit further to run her <script type="text/cobol"> code?
Well, I can’t see any appeal for this particular option. However I do see now that this is just one of many languages that could be implemented now. For some reason Lua comes to mind.
Cobol is the new hot technology for the upcoming 50’s, only thirty years (plus an off-by-one century) away now. Be prepared.
As a heavy Perl user, the prospect of having a web app with Perl backend talking to a Perl frontend sounds fantastic.
That does sound intriguing. I’m speaking from very little direct experience writing Perl and some decent experience maintaining a few Perl scripts. There’s a joke around the office that Perl is “write once read never”.
To be clear: I think Perl is great for what it is, but I don’t think it’s cut out for front-end development. However, thinking about this more clearly in the morning, I can see the appeal a bit better.
Well… in terms of Perl web development the very best thing is https://mojolicious.org