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Re^6: Company considers recoding Java app in Perl

by willyyam (Priest)
on Aug 15, 2005 at 12:41 UTC ( #483825=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: Company considers recoding Java app in Perl
in thread Company considers recoding Java app in Perl

I think the issue is space-on-disk, not RAM.


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Re^7: Company considers recoding Java app in Perl
by perrin (Chancellor) on Aug 15, 2005 at 13:57 UTC
    I can't believe anyone would port their software due to space on disk when hundreds of GBs can be purchased for a few hundred dollars.

      My understanding of the original article is that they produce ebook software for handhelds - and space-on-disk is a significant issue in that application, and likely to remain so for some time.

        If they write for handhelds, then they'd better stick with Java so that their code is more easily ported to other types of handheld. Perl does not come as standard on *any* handheld I'm aware of. Java does. Perl is not even *available* for some handhelds, which have at least a subset of Java available.

        But really for maximum portability *and* minimum footprint, I'd go for C. Yes, the user interface would need rewriting for each platform, and the file access stuff would need rewriting for some platforms, but provided that the code is kept nice and modular, I expect that the core of the application, all the *functionality*, could stay the same.

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