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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by djberg96 (2603) on 2002.02.15 21:27 (#4612) Journal
    The easiest cross-platform GUI programming "language" is Perl/Tk. The book you'll want is called "Mastering Perl/Tk" (not to be confused with "Learning Perl/Tk").

    Don't let the title scare you. It's definitely the book you want.

    From a Perl perspective there isn't much else in terms of cross-platform GUI libraries. Heck, there isn't anything in print that I know of with regards to Perl and other graphical toolkits.

    The only other graphical toolkits I know of that have a Perl wrapper out there are GTK (unix only) and wxWindows. There's probably something out there for QT and FOX as well, but I haven't seen it.

    Many don't like the look and feel of Tk. It's definitely not the slickest looking thing, but it works, it's easy, and it's very portable. There's also a dedicated newsgroup (comp.lang.perl.tk).