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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Re:Nice, but (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Asim (196) on 2000.06.05 14:50 (#367) Homepage Journal
    Ture, ture. I'd love to see more Perl apps, as well as modules. An excellent example of what I'm thinking about [WARNING: Blither mode ahead!] is the Rezrov module, which allows you to play Infocom games, like Zork. Not only is all the code Perl-only (so you don't have to beat on a compliler, making it HIGHLY portable), but he has modules for just about every interface you can think of, from bland ASCII text to Tk.
    Best of all, you can call it w/o writing your own program to build an interface! So it's an application that you can run in and of itself, and a module that you can incorporate into you own programs. For example, imagine running Chat::Eliza with this...Ugk! Or hooking it to the IRC module, allowing people in a channel to play the game if they so wish.
    There are other modules/applications like this (CPAN, which I simply cannot get to work properly on my WinNT box, even w/Cygwin *UGH*), but we should defintily encourage them. I think, esp. with the new Mozilla connections and editors, we could see an influx of Perl dev folks, and uses for Perl. It would be nice to point them to these simple examples, and let them have at it.
    Perl will never be simple -- but it doesn't have to be difficult. :)
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