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Re: Is Perl the End-All?

by mrmick (Curate)
on Aug 31, 2001 at 18:26 UTC ( #109397=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Is Perl the End-All?

I would also consider how you would want to distribute your program. If you want to distribute it as a standalone exe file, I would consider something like C/C++.

I've used perlcc and perl2exe and have found the results sometimes unpredictable when trying to distribute applications so I have aborted this method for all except the simplest of Perl programs. It may be my lack of knowledge about the internals as well. :-)

Keep in mind that there are languages which perform certain tasks better than others. Use whatever is best suited to the task.

Mick

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[Corion]: ambrus: Hmmm. It makes sense that AnyEvent would implement the push_write itself, but I think I don't have a good idea of where the boundary between AnyEvent and the underlying event system lies... Implementing the timer should give me a better idea
[ambrus]: Corion: push_write is in the higher level abstraction of AnyEvent::Handle, not in the watcher
[Corion]: ambrus: Hmm - rereading Prima::File, that merrily coincides with what Prima does - it tells you "you can read", and you're supposed to read from the fh yourself. I thought it called you with the data already read, which would've been harder to integrate
[ambrus]: you just need an io watcher, created by &AnyEvent::Impl:: Whatever::io(...)
[Corion]: So after talking it through with you even while I'm still not entirely clear on where AE ends and my implementation begins, I think I understand that I only need to implement some smaller parts for each functionality I want to support.
[Corion]: Yeah... and you might even be able to mix and match additional functionality if you have additional async suppliers, like from a separate thread
[ambrus]: You hvae to be careful with the timer, because apparently Prima::Timer insists on being periodic, wheras AnyEvent::Impl:: Whatever::timer should give a one-shot timer watcher

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