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Re: Just starting Perl

by TGI (Parson)
on May 06, 2008 at 17:11 UTC ( #685002=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Just starting Perl

No one has mentioned PerlApp for building executables yet. I have had very good luck with it.

The best thing Perl offers that PHP lacks is a pair of pragmata: strict and warnings. CPAN, the 'Inline' modules, closures, sane sorting functions, POE, and flexible, evolving OOP are neat-o and glorious things, but when I do any PHP hacking I miss strictures most of all.

As others have said, there are a variety of GUI libraries out there. I've used Tk and Wx. Each can be frustrating, and each has it's advantages. Search this site for "which gui" to read lots of discussion on this topic.

Update: I dug a bit and found some more nodes that my search missed:

TGI says moo

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Re^2: Just starting Perl
by moritz (Cardinal) on May 06, 2008 at 17:18 UTC
    I wish I could upvote that post more than once ;-)

    Missing strictures are one of the most annoying "features" that a programming language can have. It's the reason why I don't like javascript, matlab, lua and PHP.

    And closures are one of the things that I didn't miss at first because I couldn't even think of such a thing. Now I'm used to it, and I'm amazed at how much you can do with them.

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