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iphone apps using PERL

by Jeganath KS (Novice)
on Mar 04, 2010 at 10:10 UTC ( #826675=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Jeganath KS has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello Monks,

Can we develop iphone application using PERL?

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Re: iphone apps using PERL
by marto (Bishop) on Mar 04, 2010 at 10:16 UTC

      Thanks for your suggestion

      Correcting the case on the word Perl seems like the typical needless greater than thou attitude that detracts from adoption. Why not lighten up a little? As it is an acronym I would imagine an argument could be made that capitalization of all the characters is not completely unheard of.

        An acronym, are you sure? Perlfaq1 - What's the difference between "perl" and "Perl"?:

        "You may or may not choose to follow this usage. For example, parallelism means "awk and perl" and "Python and Perl" look good, while "awk and Perl" and "Python and perl" do not. But never write "PERL", because perl is not an acronym, apocryphal folklore and post-facto expansions notwithstanding."

        I doubt telling someone this, and that they've posted in the wrong section is enough to stop someone adopting a programming language.

Re: iphone apps using PERL
by pemungkah (Priest) on Mar 04, 2010 at 23:40 UTC
    I'd recommend strongly against it. It's the wrong tool for the job.

    You'll surprised how much programming in Objective-C will remind you of programming in Perl: the syntax is different, but both languages are highly dynamic, and have built-in data structures that can be used in very similar ways.

    Cocoa is an amazingly elegant framework, and worth learning if for no other reason than to pick up some useful and important ways to think about design.

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