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rsagona1
11-29-2008, 22:19
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!

Eric
11-29-2008, 22:28
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

rsagona1
11-29-2008, 22:38
Thanks, Eric!

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

jbeadles
11-29-2008, 22:40
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.

rsagona1
11-29-2008, 22:46
Thanks! So Komodo is just the IDE?

jbeadles
11-30-2008, 08:57
Yes, it sure is.

Dandapani
11-30-2008, 08:59
PERL is a write only language...:tongueout::rofl::wavey:

rsagona1
11-30-2008, 13:13
Damn guys, Perl kicks ass! I'm a PHP & C++ guy, but this is a cake walk!

Eric
11-30-2008, 13:48
Damn guys, Perl kicks ass! I'm a PHP & C++ guy, but this is a cake walk!

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

DustyJacket
11-30-2008, 13:53
Perl is easy, and usually a free download, but some TOS prohibit free commercial use.

Webmonkey used to have PERL training.....

Lesh
11-30-2008, 13:53
Everything I have ever done in PERL, I did with a text editor, and the LINUX PERL distribution.

rsagona1
11-30-2008, 14:04
My only displeasure is you can't compile it to a simple .exe and run it without distributions.

Fred
11-30-2008, 14:28
Thanks, Eric!

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

I got it - will do.