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Re: Just starting Perl

by apl (Monsignor)
on May 06, 2008 at 13:53 UTC ( #684943=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Just starting Perl

If I understand correctly, PHP only runs on Web pages. The Perl Debugger and the ability to run interactively means you can more thoroughly test and debug programs.

Perl programs can run as daemons, background processes.

The huge number of libraries in CPAN mean a Perl programmer can do credit-card validations or statistical analysis, produce graphs, perform date validation or calculation, or manipulate Word documents / Excel spreadsheets / XML files, produce documentation from comments, or ... out-of-the-box.

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[Corion]: erix: Yeah - I think basically the solution should be a "fake_os.h", which implements just enough stub routines for any OS to make the compilation of the parser pass. But for that, the complete (relevant) source code needs to be extracted, and the ...
[Corion]: ... Ruby script only extracts parts of the source code as Windows-specific files aren't considered relevant
[erix]: you got your work cut out for the hoidays :)
[erix]: +l
[Corion]: erix: Heh - so many things, so little time :D

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