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Re^2: Argument for Perl ( again and again )

by tobyink (Abbot)
on Oct 16, 2012 at 19:08 UTC ( #999401=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Argument for Perl ( again and again )
in thread Argument for Perl ( again and again )

"If I need to do AJAX on a webpage I need to use JavaScript. As far as I can tell there is no way around that if I want to be browser neutral."

You could always write client-side scripts in a subset of Perl.

perl -E'sub Monkey::do{say$_,for@_,do{($monkey=[caller(0)]->[3])=~s{::}{ }and$monkey}}"Monkey say"->Monkey::do'


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Re^3: Argument for Perl ( again and again )
by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor) on Oct 16, 2012 at 19:25 UTC
        You could always write client-side scripts in a subset of Perl.

    Write in Perl and translate to JavaScript? Pretty much amounts to the same thing. As far as I remember you can't run Perl in a browser unless they snuck that into the more recent HTML standards... :-)


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      Perlito (linked in my previous message) is a Perl interpreter written in Javascript. Thus allowing you to run a subset of Perl within the browser.

      And the HTML standards certainly do allow Perl to be implemented by browsers. <script> has a type attribute which is used to indicate the scripting language. Browsers are free to support whatever scripting languages they like. There is indeed a plugin written by ActiveState providing Perl support for Internet Explorer.

      perl -E'sub Monkey::do{say$_,for@_,do{($monkey=[caller(0)]->[3])=~s{::}{ }and$monkey}}"Monkey say"->Monkey::do'

      You can run perl in some browsers. Old, nasty browsers.

      Activestate released PerlScript for IE many many years ago.

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