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Re: Embedding WebPerl Code Demos into Other Pages

by Anonymous Monk
on Oct 10, 2018 at 21:04 UTC ( #1223829=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Embedding WebPerl Code Demos into Other Pages

what is the difference to an online compiler like www.tutorialspoint.com/execute_perl_online.php
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Re^2: Embedding WebPerl Code Demos into Other Pages
by haukex (Bishop) on Oct 11, 2018 at 10:42 UTC
    what is the difference to an online compiler like www.tutorialspoint.com/execute_perl_online.php

    That site, like many other similar ones, has to communicate with the server to execute Perl there, while WebPerl runs entirely in the browser, as LanX said. The browser is by default a sandboxed environment, while to run untrusted code on the server side safely takes a fair amount of work to get the security right.

    The "WebPerl Code Demo Editor" from the root node is even designed to be run in an <iframe sandbox="allow-scripts">, meaning that if you embed the iframes in your site, if supported by the browser, it will apply cross-origin restrictions and the Perl code won't be able to access any resources from your site's origin and be restricted entirely to the frame. Notice how here, you may not even be able to click on the "Powered by WebPerl" links.

    Also, the kind of stuff I showed in the root node is a cool way to show off WebPerl, but IMHO an even more useful application is that you can replace JavaScript with Perl in HTML pages. For example, the WebPerl Regex Tester is written in Perl instead of JavaScript.

Re^2: Embedding WebPerl Code Demos into Other Pages
by LanX (Cardinal) on Oct 11, 2018 at 01:03 UTC
    it's client side.

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

      is that like a Java applet which is download and run in-browser client side?
        it's a very long time since I used Java applets, so I'm not sure about that side...

        I see some similarities but also advantages.

        • you only need to have JS activated in the browser, no external add-ons/plug-ins necessary
        • once the Perl interpreter is downloaded and in the cache you won't have much start-up lack when loading new code.*
        • you can easily reuse JS libs and naturally interact with the DOM, no alien Java panel/interface.

        due to JIT compiling will JS still be much faster, but you'll be able to reuse CPAN modules inside the browser.

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
        Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

        *) though I'm not sure if a "warm start-up" is possible without using frames.

        is that like a Java applet which is download and run in-browser client side?

        Yeah but it's way better than a Java applet because you don't have to use Java: It's a Perl app as Javascript running in a browser!

        Run Perl Everywhere!

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