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Re: Visual Basic .net and Perl

by l3nz (Friar)
on Feb 14, 2004 at 19:50 UTC ( #329015=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Visual Basic .net and Perl

You'll likely find Visual Basic rather expressionless if compared to Perl, and you'll miss the covenient use of things like arrays of hashes of arrays, but I don't think the migration will be so hard as to learn one's first language. As other monks say, VisualBasic is actually good at GUIs and it makes quite convenient to automate Windows objects or to create automatable Windows objects. This means you can link it with Perl in many different ways - have a look at Win32::OLE, then you can use each tool for what it does best.

In general, I prefer Perl for my own stuff, but that's mostly very quickly written and text-oriented. If I have to write a piece of code I'll rapidly move to another Windows workstation, I'd write in in VB and let it polish and package for me.

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[Corion]: ambrus: Yeah, I read that, but it's somewhat vague as in what I really have to implement, and where/how my "other" mainloop should/needs to call AnyEvent
[Corion]: (or maybe I just work better from existing code that I munge until it works and I understand it rather than a short abstract text like "implement everything that's needed" ;) )
[ambrus]: Corion: I think in this case you can get away with only a stub for idle, one that always dies when you create it, because AnyEvent::HTTP doesn't use it, not even indirectly through AnyEvent::Handle or AnyEvent::Socket or AnyEvent::DNS.
[Corion]: The "and I understand it" part is optional.
[Corion]: ambrus: Yes but I also need to implement the file / IO watcher, because Prima has that (in Prima::File), and I need to supply the appropriate thing to make push_write etc. work with Prima
[ambrus]: Corion: yes, you need to implement the io watcher, which should be simple because Prima::File is basically that, and the timer watcher form Prima::Timer
[Corion]: ... or so I think. As I said, I'm somewhat vague on how to make AnyEvent cooperate with a callback-driven IO event loop that gives me callbacks when data is available or can be written

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