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January 25, 2002 11:17
RE: MacPerl Capabilities on OS X (was Please Don't)
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In the interest of stopping what looks to be a potential flame war:

As a long-time Unix (Solaris) SysAdmin and a Macintosh Bigot, I developed
apps in both the *nix Perl and MacPerl.  I really liked many of the
capabilities of MacPerl (the open box, the droplets, the syntax checking
from the editor)  I also missed the fact that the Perl 5 capabilites were
missing and that modules that required C compiles were not easy to
implement.  I have long wished that the best of both worlds were available,
and I hope that someone or some group can make it happen.  We should have an
"plain vanilla" perl implementation for the command line, and we should have
extensions that would include an IDE and the ability to make simple
clickable apps and droplets. Let us not fight, let us come up with the best
of both worlds, one that will make the *nix and Wintel users drool with
envy. I sure don't have the time or expertise to make this happen, but I
would be willing to contribute to such a project.

Celeste Suliin Burris
Systems Administrator
Tacoma Economic Development Dept.

> ----------
> From: 	Chris Nandor
> Sent: 	Friday, January 25, 2002 10:42 AM
> To:
> Subject: 	Re: Please DON'T
> In article 
> <>,
> (Gregory Cranz) wrote:
> > > Please, pretty please, carbonize MacPerl.
> >
> > IMHO, MacPerl was a stopgap that kept the Mac in the game until we've
> got
> > OS/X i.e. Un*x to work with.
> Do you mean the purpose of the existence of MacPerl, or the purpose it 
> is maintained, or the purpose you use it?  Maybe MacPerl "was" a stopgap 
> for you, but it was not designed as such, and is not maintained as such.
> -- 
> Chris Nandor            
> Open Source Development Network

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