[Catalyst] Re: using REST within the app

A. Pagaltzis pagaltzis at gmx.de
Fri May 25 00:35:46 GMT 2007

* Dave Rolsky <autarch at urth.org> [2007-05-24 17:55]:
> The big advantage of using a Perl API is its expressiveness and
> flexibility. Perl is a programming language. HTTP +
> JSON|XML|YAML is not a programming language, and as such is
> much less flexible.


What you see as weakness can contrariwise be a great strength:
cf. Principle of Least Power [1]. You cannot parse Perl without
executing it; in contrast, JSON is easily read and repurposed.

[1]: http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/Principles.html#PLP

Aristotle Pagaltzis // <http://plasmasturm.org/>

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