Netscape and ActiveState To Cooperate on Development

Wednesday May 24th, 2000

Bill Stilwell writes, "Found this over at daily - Netscape and ActiveState have announced a deal where they will cooperate on their development projects. ActiveState gets Javascript, while ActiveState will donate its Python and Perl work to the Mozilla project.

"JavaScript will join Perl and Python as supported languages in ActiveState's powerful Komodo integrated development environment. This will allow Web developers to edit, run and debug their JavaScript programs in a professional-class development tool fully oriented to the Web, while maintaining a close integration with the browser. In turn, Perl and Python will join JavaScript as programming languages in Mozilla, thereby making it easier for Open Source programmers to use the Mozilla framework, and giving Mozilla developers access to additional scripting technologies."

#16 /me is wary

by vinn

Wednesday May 24th, 2000 11:31 PM

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<P> I'm a huge fan of Perl and all. But unless you have some really strict rules regarding security you're going to run into trouble. I'd rather have it "secure by default" than to make it easier to script. We all know what happens when we plug more and more scripting into programs - witness last weeks .vbs fiasco.

<P> I'd love to see a <B>small</B> subset of Perl make it in. Something like the regex support, the text manipulation, maybe some DBI stuff, but I could do without any sort of filesystem access unless it had to use XPConnect methods.