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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • One of my main problems with it is the Mac-only nature.

    I mean, it's all well and good people can write Mac applications, but personally I've always preferred doing things in a cross-platform way.

    Of course, the Camelbones guys disagree and think cross-platform Perl desktop apps are non-ideal, and that what I really want to be writing is Mac-specific ones.

    Which I guess makes some sense if you use a Mac. :)
    • The problem with cross platform apps is that you end up with something like Bibble, which doesn't look good anywhere (well, except maybe Linux, but it only looks good in comparison to everything else).

      Plus then I'd have to figure out 3 different DVD writing APIs, which I suspect that a) Windows doesn't even expose, and b) Linux requires you to call to some command line application whose output is impossible to parse.

      Ugh. Besides, CamelBones is fun, and that was part of the point.
    • Oh, I meant to say though - the core system I wrote for creating big DVDs (well, only creates the ISOs) should work on linux:

      http://www.sergeant.org/mk_big_dvd.pl [sergeant.org]
    • The #1 reason I do not use Firefox as my everyday browser is because it is cross-platform, which has many negative effects on the final product.

      If it is not a native Mac app, with a native Mac UI, then it is going to be a bad app on the Mac. It's as simple as that (though the reasons why can be complex).

      • It's now a native mac app. Try it. Let me know how it goes for you.
        • And by native, I mean it doesn't even shell out any more. It calls into the mac DVD creation API. Which is actually kinda cool for a perl app.