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Perl for the Palm? Why Not?by logan (Curate)
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OK, let's take the next step. Why can't perl be ported to the Palm OS? Surely perl has been successfully built for smaller machines. The Treo 600 has 32 MB RAM. Seems to me that that's a lot more memory than the original machines Perl 1.0 ran on.
If we started by stripping out stuff that a PDA wouldn't need, we could probably get Perl down to a size that could comfortably run on a high-end Palm device. Then it becomes a problem of making Perl run on the Palm OS. I won't pretend to know what's involved in a port, but I refuse to believe that it's impossible.
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