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Re: i18n - Java vs Perl

From: George Spafford <gspaff@qtm.net>
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2000 17:32:57 -0500
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To: <chrismbrown@home.com>, <www-international@w3.org>
The latest versions of Perl do support message catalogs, but you are far 
better off with Java in my opinion.  #1.  Native use of Unicode for strings 
and #2 you can use resource files.  I guess the biggest reason I'd 
recommend Java is that you can thread your application so you don't have 
the overhead of launching multiple instances of the PERL interpreter 
(unless you are running one of the new Perl interpreters which don't 
require an instance per executing script of the interpreter).  This can 
give Java a huge performance advantage over Perl  in terms of memory 
utilization and response time.

Hope this helps some.  I'm sure others can give you a lot more info as my 
knowledge is peripheral. For more info on Java and I18N, there was a great 
presentation at Unicode 15.  Go to 
http://www.unicode.org/iuc/iuc15/papers.html for a great paper (Conference 
TA4) by Richard Gillam of IBM.


At 08:31 PM 2/18/00 -0700, Chris Brown wrote:
>I'm in the process of considering internationalization for a large website
>that includes much Perl and server-side Java. We're considering rewriting
>much of the Perl in Java if the feasibility of internationalization with
>Java is much greater than with Perl. I'm sure that this comparison has been
>considered by many but I can't seem to find any good resources on the net.
>Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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