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Re: Hands-on of Perl by Web

by jpeg (Chaplain)
on May 03, 2006 at 23:03 UTC ( #547294=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Hands-on of Perl by Web

Hi Solli,

Can you explain why you chose a web browser talking to one server?

It sounds like you're trying to reinvent a wheel. Think about it: If you need people to talk to one central server, give them ssh accounts with a restricted shell and let them write and run Perl there. If you want to let them use Perl without having to install anything locally, suggest they use a Knoppix disk. (Can ActivePerl be run from a CD?)

I'm sorry to suggest that you look for another solution. Can you explain your requirements in more detail?


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Re^2: Hands-on of Perl by Web
by Fletch (Bishop) on May 03, 2006 at 23:15 UTC
Re^2: Hands-on of Perl by Web
by Cap'n Steve (Friar) on May 04, 2006 at 03:28 UTC
    I object to your comment about reinventing the wheel. I think in this case it's more like making the wheel easier to put on your car.

    I know the Linux guys hate to hear this, but to most users, running fewer programs makes things easier. Pretty much every computer I've ever seen comes with a web browser installed so a web based solution requires almost zero effort for the user. Plus you have firewalls to consider.

    As for securing it, that probably would be easier with something like SSH.
Re^2: Hands-on of Perl by Web
by bioMan (Beadle) on May 04, 2006 at 21:24 UTC

    Can ActivePerl be run from a CD?

    I've been able to run Perl and TinyPerl from a BartPE CD as well as running PerlIDE to debug scripts under WindowsXP.

    The big problem with using BartPE is that each user would have to build his/her own CD because of copyright. So I don't believe BartPE would be a good solution. However, as proof of concept it shows that you can get Perl to run off a CD on Windows.


Re^2: Hands-on of Perl by Web
by shonorio (Hermit) on May 04, 2006 at 11:24 UTC

    Fletch and Cap'n Steve answered your question as I would. This idea is based on the "Try Ruby", where I could see a little about this languange without install anything on my machine, and why not do the same for Perl ?

    Solli Moreira Honorio
    Sao Paulo - Brazil

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