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by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 13, 2001 at 20:15 UTC ( #104476=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to SPAM eater

Wow, this is really cool! Can I get it to work for my Windows ME? It would be great to see this as a Windows program where I could just feed the program with spam and Eliza creates her annoying answer. If someone could translate this into Visual Basic, I'm would love to do something with it! Can someone please send me an email to joakim& if you know how to translate this into VB or if it is available for Windows? Thanks a lot if you do!

By the way, the Norwegian Internet magazine ITavisen has written about this thingy under the title "How to really annoy spammers"!

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Re: Windows?
by Starky (Chaplain) on Aug 13, 2001 at 23:37 UTC
    Of course it's available for Windows! It's written in Perl!

    Why would you even want to translate it into Visual Basic? I'm a bit confused.

    If you use ActiveState's Perl, and you really *need* something specific to Visual Basic for some reason, you could always use PerlCOM to execute calls from VB.

    If you think you need Visual Basic so you can distribute it to your Windows friends, check out PerlApp (a Perl compiler) from ActiveState.

    If you think you need Visual Basic so you can wrap some sort of GUI around it, check out Perl/Tk (which has a fantastic Windows implementation).

    I tried VB a few years ago, but found Perl so much more fun. Not only is the language easier to use and the community much more friendly and dynamic, but you have the CPAN at your disposal which makes scripts such as this one possible.

    Just my $0.02 :-)

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