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."

#6 Is this Perl scripting?

by theuiguy

Wednesday May 24th, 2000 2:43 PM

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Anyone know if this additional support for Perl and Python is just hooks into Mozilla to provide access from other languages? Or is it Perl and Python scripting in the client, much like JavaScript? Having PerlScript support in Mozilla would be cool, but I question whether we need three scripting languages, especially if they aren't universal to all browsers. ActiveState has more information about PerlScript <…Perl/docs/perlscript.html>