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This plugin infrastructure uses Perl, so they definitely haven't moved away from it entirely http://duckduckhack.com/

Talking to a friend of mine who works there, they haven't moved away from it at all really.

They've been optimizing the heck out of it, and as much as my kneejerk reaction to their infrastructure is "a collage of rubberbands and paperclips waiting to break in unexpected and unpredictable ways", I've gotta hand it to them for not giving in to the temptation to prematurely optimize. Clearly it's been working really well for them, and so I guess it's worth not "fixing" it until it starts breaking.

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