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Re: Re: Win32::Desktop -- need help

by jacques (Priest)
on Jan 18, 2004 at 00:28 UTC ( #322119=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Win32::Desktop -- need help
in thread Win32::Desktop -- need help

Yeah, I've been told the same: this is too tough for Perl, do it in some other language. I have more code I could show you, but I am taking stabs in the dark here. I think I will put this project away on a shelve somewhere. Hopefully, it won't gather too much dust. :)

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Re^3: Win32::Desktop -- need help
by Flame (Deacon) on Jan 18, 2004 at 01:47 UTC

    I have no knowledge whatsoever of OLE, but it is my understanding it would be easier to access from C or C++. Couldn't you create an extention in C, bypassing Win32::OLE altogether?

    Flame notes that he has no experience with XS either.

    My code doesn't have bugs, it just develops random features.


Re: Re: Re: Win32::Desktop -- need help
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 18, 2004 at 12:04 UTC
    I've been told the same: this is too tough for Perl
    NOTHING is too tough for Perl, just because whomever was talking doesn't know how to do it (or do it easily) does not mean its too tough. To access C libraries you have to know C. Look at any of the already available Win32 extensions to see how to write one.
      Alright, I'll do it! I've never combined C and Perl before. It should be fun. I wonder if there are any Perl books or tutorials on the subject.

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