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Perl on Androidby CountZero (Bishop)
|on Jul 17, 2012 at 14:43 UTC||Need Help??|
CountZero has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Brothers and Sisters in Perl,
Recently I saw in a shop a tablet running Android4.
I was wondering if one could run and develop perl applications on such a tablet.
I googled and there are indeed a number of references on using Perl on Android, but they are either many years old and not updated (and therefore likely to be abandoned) or they are how to embed Perl applications into Android (by "cross compiling" them on another computer).
My intention is however to have Perl with me wherever I take the tablet, so it should be able to compile modules, preferably straight off CPAN.
Did anyone of you already venture into that unknown territory? And if you did, are there lions or dragons to watch out for?
A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey JamesMy blog: Imperial Deltronics