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Gary Richardson
August 7, 2000 12:51
Re: I'm a lurker too ...
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On Mon, 07 Aug 2000, you wrote:
> 1. A Perl to C or Perl to machine code compiler. Perl is fast, but
> compiled C is an order of magnitude faster. (And I vote for data types,
> i.e. my int $num, so that a compiler do its job that much better.)

Compiling perl will only cut down on initial loading (I am guessing). Saving
perl scripts as binaries wont make them any faster at run time since they still
do the  exact same thing.

> 2. Make it very easy to use compiled libraries.

No comment; I've never done this.

> 3. Visual Perl. Just like Visual Basic and Delphi, but its Perl and runs
> almost everywhere, not just windows.(I know ActiveState is working on a
> product called Visual Perl, but I'm note sure this will be just like VB
> or if it will run on non-windows platforms.)

See Perl/TK and/or GTK. 

Perl runs just about everywhere, as does TK, there for Perl/TK runs just about

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