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"Real programmers can write assembly code in any language."

-- Larry Wall

I write embedded code for a living, and because it can be fun. While I technically write in C, the way I write code is clearly affected by Perl. So far, C was sufficient for all projects. Yes, C has sove very nasty corners and edge cases, but so does Perl. You need to know them and the ways to write safe code. Yes, I would like to see some more features in C, but that won't happen any time soon.

One of our next projects will have a way to run "programs" (note the quotes!) on a microcontroller system. We thought of having a small interpreter, but any interpreter would offer far too many features. After all, the "programs" are just sets of a few parameters that are played back in fixed order at run time. The user can adjust the parameters, and name those sets. Nothing more than an array of structs per program. No call, no goto, no if, no stack.

Alexander

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Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)

In reply to Re: What do we have to do to resuscitate micro Perl? I want Circuit Perl NOW! by afoken
in thread What do we have to do to resuscitate micro Perl? I want Circuit Perl NOW! by ait

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