Netscape and ActiveState To Cooperate on Development
Wednesday May 24th, 2000
#20 Re: How useful would this be?
Thursday May 25th, 2000 7:37 AM
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You're right, I don't see it as very useful on the browser-scripting side for now. In the future? Who knows.
I concur with you, the focus of this will be in connecting Perl/Python to the Mozilla system. That's obviously, with the IDE announcment, where ActiveState is going, and it's a VERY good thing. Perl people are notorious for hacking _everything_; there's a napster client written in Perl, interfaces to AIM, a SMTP server, and so on...look at <http://www.cpan.org/> for examples.
Now, imagine the extentions that the Perl and Python communities can provide for Mozilla. Junkbuster? No problemo. Bookmark manager? A couple of hours.
WOW. I'm drooling already.... :) So, yes, I agree 100%