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Re: Is Perl available for PalmOS?

by DrHyde (Prior)
on Mar 04, 2004 at 10:29 UTC ( #333825=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Is Perl available for PalmOS?

There is no Palm Perl. Nor is there likely to be a full perl port (a limited subset would perhaps be workable), at least for Palm OS 4 and below, because (approximately) it would first involve writing a Unix-ish environment on the Palm. From a Unix point of view, the Win32 and VMS environments look familiar compared to Palm OS.

I've not looked at Palm OS 5 and higher, but my understanding is that OS 5 is very similar to OS 4 architecturally.

There *are* a few languages you can put on your Palm if you need to write code on there. I like Quartus Forth, and Lispme. There is also a limited Python port, as well as various BASICs and Small C.

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Re: Re: Is Perl available for PalmOS?
by larsen (Parson) on Mar 04, 2004 at 10:35 UTC
      Thanks, larsen. While it's not the palmperl I was hoping for, the site you linked to has many interesting options for non-C Palm development. That should keep me busy for a while. :)

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