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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • they will be based on WxWindows

    I don't anything about the relative merits of the different GUI toolkits that do Windows, but I do know that I was very impressed by the native look'n'feel of the PPM front-end that appeared in recent Activestate distributions.

    I think that uses Tkx. The other thing I have heard is that the Wx documentation is pretty poor, and thus the barrier to entry is high.

    My point is that whatever toolkit is used, it must be well documented and have lots of examples. I'd really like to write some business apps in Perl at work, it would be a real improvement to Perl's viability on Windows.

    • RE: Tk vs. wx:

      FYI: There's a new Tcl/Tk [www.tcl.tk] release that purports to have platform-specific theming. While it probably won't be available from Perl/Tk anytime soon, the other Tk based toolkits may be able to leverage it quickly.
      • Rule 1: It must "look like a Windows program"

        Rule 2: It must be installable via the CPAN.

        Rule 3: It must be cross platform

        From that set of constraints, only WxWindows meets all three.