You might be wondering what this has to do with Perl. Well one of my quirks, is that I tend to alternate between adding perl or linux to my google searches whenever I want to find a decent dialog on a topic. Guess what turns up with a search on: google + apps + perl?
Apparently about 9 months ago, Stephen Adkins, Dean Arnold, Brad Fitzpatrick, Artur Bergman, Chia-liang Kao, Yuval Kogman, Jonathon Rockway, and others were working on a Perl App Engine implementation for Google App Engine. It looks like it stalled.
But maybe with your help, and a show of support, we can get them to pick it up again. On the "Open Issues" list for Google App Engine, the top 3 requests are adding support for PHP, Ruby, and Perl. You can express your preference for Perl support by going to the "Open Issues" list, finding issue #34, and selecting the star beside it.
At the time I'm writing, Perl is about 300 votes behind Ruby and about 1,000 behind PHP.
Update: As of Sat. May, 23rd at 10:19 EST, Perl has almost closed the gap with Ruby by half. The current votes are:
- PHP: 2055
- Ruby: 1558
- Perl: 1396