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Products that use or include perl?

by osunderdog (Deacon)
on Feb 07, 2007 at 12:55 UTC ( #598749=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

osunderdog has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

While wandering through a stack trace of a third party application, I ran across the following calls:

00f29d18 Perl_pp_entersub (15e2498, f297a8, 208, 1632550, 0, 4c5e00) ++ 570 00f21abc Perl_runops_standard 00eca398 S_call_body 00eca0e0 Perl_call_sv

That made me wonder, has anyone compiled a list of applications that depend on perl?

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Re: Products that use or include perl?
by Solo (Deacon) on Feb 07, 2007 at 19:15 UTC
    See Commercial perl software?.


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Re: Products that use or include perl?
by shmem (Chancellor) on Feb 07, 2007 at 16:42 UTC
    Well, I have not, and I don't know of anybody who did compile a list. Maybe this thread is a starter? Here's another product:

    NoMachine - some binaries are perlcc compiled scripts based on perl 5.6.2 - arguably not a very good idea, since the pod for perlcc states "Use for production purposes is strongly discouraged."


    _($_=" "x(1<<5)."?\n".q·/)Oo.  G°\        /
                                  /\_¯/(q    /
    ----------------------------  \__(m.====·.(_("always off the crowd"))."·
    ");sub _{s./.($e="'Itrs `mnsgdq Gdbj O`qkdq")=~y/"-y/#-z/;$e.e && print}
Re: Products that use or include perl?
by EvanK (Chaplain) on Feb 07, 2007 at 14:46 UTC
    Off the top of my head, Webmin (web-based server control panel) and WebGUI (content management system)...I think Ultimate Bulletin Board was also written in perl. As well, Symantec's BackupExec uses perl in its linux components.

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    - Terry Pratchett

Re: Products that use or include perl?
by fmerges (Chaplain) on Feb 07, 2007 at 15:47 UTC


    There are a lot of programs that depend on perl, besides the ones written in Perl. That's remember me to the YAPC::2005::Braga, the motto was "Perl is everywhere!"

    I think Perl is also used by Oracle among others for doing the automated database maintenance tasks.


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