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How do you perl? (A question about operating systems and other dependencies)by PerlingTheUK (Hermit)
|on Oct 30, 2004 at 11:55 UTC||Need Help??|
Hello esteemed Monks,
During the last weeks I have had an approach to PerlNET which - and I am sure ill get slaughtered for this - I actually quite like within the tiny niche it might serve.
However I am more interested in getting an understanding how other people actually use Perl. I have started using Perl at university and had lots of uses for it for a part time job. I created a very tiny CMS system using an XML database for a library. All this was pure UNIX even though the scripts would surely work on any windows machines as well they never lived up to it and likely never will.
After perling for about 2 years in Unix and Linux I suddenly had to call a windos executable. So suddenly I realized there were some Win (lose?) modules and that active state was around. What seemed to be an exotic exception has now developed to a full time Windows based development.
I am now working in a windows dominated place, and apart from simple administration jobs all I do is for windows.
About two months or so ago I finally got fed up with TK and had a nice idea: Visual studio offers an easy way to use C++ and other languages to develop user interfaces. So I have now started setting my "Forms" up in C# and it saves me days, and then reference my dll from what is still perl, using its unique power to handle my database interaction and data conversion that makes the huge share of my work.
So how are other people on this website using perl? From very limited .NET nodes I consider this to be very unpopular, but are you using Linux/Windows do you interface with other tools? I am interested in getting an overview about how other people have approached the variety of possiblities in how to use this.