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Perl on Palmby fpi (Monk)
|on Mar 13, 2001 at 13:00 UTC||Need Help??|
fpi has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
This question is for those of you who understand how Perl works, as opposed to how to work Perl, and also for those with an understanding of the Palm OS...
Why has Perl never been ported to create applications for the Palm OS? Is it just not technically feasible? What would it take?
I can understand the current units probably don't have enough memory (except for the Sony's with the memory sticks) or maybe even processor power to install a full interpreted language, but how about a scaled down version with only specific modules?
In addition, I guess I can't expect there to be some sort of special compiler for palm apps, since the existing Perl compiler itself is still in it's experimental, mostly undocumented, stage.
Any insight on this?
How about the Agenda Computing Linux Handhelds - I've read that a Python port will be the first scripting language available for those units. Anybody hear of any Perl interest?