[Chicago-talk] perl question
kent at c2group.net
Thu Mar 8 14:18:56 PST 2007
There's always the perl-support plugin:
It's very nice. You'll need to do some reading to take advantage of
all its' features, but it has support for perltidy, Perl::Critic (if
memory serves), perl documentation, file templates, etc.
If you're already fairly handy with vim, you shouldn't have any
problems getting it setup and running.
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kent at c2group.net
On Mar 8, 2007, at 2:07 PM, elite elite wrote:
> I been readng about perl programming and learn perl so
> far.Only prob that i have is that all i have is linux
> on my laptops but no window os.
> Fun part is learning how to hack with perl:)
> Are there any good plugin for vim that can be use with
> com> wrote:
>> I think the poor guys brain is going to pop with
>> that one ;-)
>> But yes, it is difficult to write a single perl
>> program and have it
>> truly cross platform.
>> I think the best way to get started is reading the
>> various books people
>> have mentioned and getting a windows box loaded with
>> Active State's perl
>> and a linux box and start hacking.
>> I learned perl by coding, as I think most people
>> did, so I always
>> advocate jumping right in and giving it a try.
>> One of the many things I love about perl is that you
>> dont have to
>> compile it and you can test every little change
>> right as you are making
>> it. Really friendly to rapid learning and
>> Steven Lembark wrote:
>>>> But the key is you don't have to compile it to
>> run it on Linux. I
>>>> think the original poster doesn't realize that
>> you don't have to
>>>> compile it.
>>> Actually, Perl is a compiled language: always has
>>> The perl executable performs the compile
>>> as part of running the code (sort of like gcc
>>> the assembler for you to create object files).
>>> provides the portability between systems (source
>> is the
>>> only thing that has to be moved). It's also why
>>> Perl an "interpreter" is incorrect: the execution
>>> engine doesn't have to re-interpret the source as,
>>> a shell program would be.
>>> Beyond the code itself, however, many functins
>>> Perl are rather specific to *NIX. The password and
>>> group lookups return a gecos filed, for example,
>>> has nada to do with msdog or VMS.
>>> The O'Reilly perl for SysAdmins book gives a good
>>> look at writing cross-platform coding (e.g., using
>>> File::Spec instead of join '/', @dirz, $basename).
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