|Keep It Simple, Stupid|
Pico-Perlby rje (Deacon)
|on Jul 12, 2005 at 22:30 UTC||Need Help??|
Fellow Gentle Contemplators of Perl,
A co-worker and I were discussing microcontrollers, wireless automation, and BASIC. It seems as though many microcontrollers have a built-in BASIC interpreter, for those who don't like programming in assembly language, perhaps. There's even one that has a JVM.
We reasoned that it need not be hard to write some sort of barebones sub-Perl interpreter to use instead of BASIC. (In fact, if there are microcontrollers with embedded Linux, there might already be a Perl available in this area, eh?).
A simplified, Pico Perl, or subPerl, or Perl-- could be just the ticket: something which supports C-like control flow and provides the Three Data Types ($@%) would be a gigantic step forward from BASIC.
So, anyone know of anything like this? Of course, as I said earlier, if they've embedded Linux, perhaps Perl 5 is already available. Anyone know anything about that?
Or how about a Parrot embedded in a microcontroller?
Gratias a vos,
j a p h