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Applications that can be developed using Perl

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Re: Applications that can be developed using Perl
by marcink (Monk) on Jun 08, 2001 at 19:30 UTC
    Go to Cool Uses For Perl, Code Catacombs and Craft sections of the site for examples -- if you read through the names and descriptions, you migh get the impression that perl is at least as useful as any other generic language. That impression is correct (or at least quite common) ;-)

    -mk
Re: Applications that can be developed using Perl
by mrmick (Curate) on Jun 08, 2001 at 19:28 UTC
    I think that just about any application can be delveloped using Perl.

    However, if you take into account the strengths of the language AND the strengths of other languages, you may just find that another such as C,C++,or (forgive me) Java that could do it better.

    Don't only look at what Perl's strengths are. Look at what other languages have to offer for a particular solution.

    Mick
Re: Applications that can be developed using Perl
by shotgunefx (Parson) on Jun 08, 2001 at 20:12 UTC
    You wouldn't want to use Perl for speed critical programs. (Realtime 3D renderers, etc. Anything where clock cycles really count.)

    I think just about everything else is applicable IMHO. As far GUI, I have only done some basic exploration but it seems relatively straightforward.

    -Lee

    "To be civilized is to deny one's nature."
Re: Applications that can be developed using Perl
by Odud (Pilgrim) on Jun 08, 2001 at 19:36 UTC
    Are you looking for a short answer or something more like an essay?
Re: Applications that can be developed using Perl
by Melly (Hermit) on Jun 08, 2001 at 19:27 UTC

    Raytracers and first person shoot-em-ups.

    Any kind of text processing is best done in C

    Tom Melly, wellwhatdoyouexpectonafriday@tomandlu.co.uk
Re: Applications that can be developed using Perl
by xphase_work (Pilgrim) on Jun 08, 2001 at 19:41 UTC
    Well, I've seen everything from games, to mp3 servers, to windowing
    systems, to terminals, to whatever. If you want to consider the
    strengths of perl, then anything that deals with text processing is
    where you want to use perl, which is why you find many CGI and Sys Admin
    applications done with perl, but if you've got the effort, then you can
    do whatever you want with perl.

    --xPhase

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