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PERL programmers?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by rsagona1, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. rsagona1

    rsagona1 Hello

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    Got an assignment today, programs needs to be written in Perl. Only have used C++, PHP and VB. I was told to use products by ActiveState. Do I just download the distribution package OR the development IDE kit? Thanks!
     
  2. Eric

    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I program in PERL, but I have never programmed in a Windows environment. I just code from a text editor and test the programs from the command line, on a Linux server. You might try asking this in GT's tech forum. We have plenty of fellow geeks hanging out there. Eric
     


  3. rsagona1

    rsagona1 Hello

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    Thanks, Eric!

    Would you mind moving this over there? I forgot about the tech forum.
     
  4. jbeadles

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    I use Activestate all the time. You just need the distribution, you don't need the IDE. I code using a text editor called Crimson Editor, and run in a dos command window. Crimson Editor is a freeware editor that provides per-language, context based coloration for Perl.
     
  5. rsagona1

    rsagona1 Hello

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    Damn guys, Perl kicks ass! I'm a PHP & C++ guy, but this is a cake walk!
     
  6. Eric

    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    PERL is an outstanding language. They borrowed bits and pieces from many languages and made something a lot more powerful than they intended it to be. I do a lot of work with regular expressions and I especially like how PERL handles them. PERL does reg-exp's so well, PHP borrowed their functionality as well.:supergrin:

    I work mostly in PHP these days, due to the type of work I do, but programs I write to perform scheduled tasks all get written in PERL. Eric
     
  7. DustyJacket

    DustyJacket Directiv 10-289

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    Perl is easy, and usually a free download, but some TOS prohibit free commercial use.

    Webmonkey used to have PERL training.....
     
  8. Lesh

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    Everything I have ever done in PERL, I did with a text editor, and the LINUX PERL distribution.
     
  9. rsagona1

    rsagona1 Hello

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    My only displeasure is you can't compile it to a simple .exe and run it without distributions.
     
  10. Fred

    Fred Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    I got it - will do.