[Purdue-pm] Mobile Programming
bradley.d.andersen at gmail.com
Sat Jul 3 06:59:46 PDT 2010
Thank you, Mark, for your response; it looks like you put some thought
into it; I appreciate that :)
On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 9:57 AM, Mark Senn <mark at ecn.purdue.edu> wrote:
> > Anybody with mobile programming experience @ Perl: what text, etc.
> > would you suggest as a primer?
> I don't know of any. Does anything from this Perl 5 CPAN search 
> look relevant to you?
> WHAT I SUGGEST
> I like Perl 6 much better than Perl 5.
> If you aren't in a hurry to implement I suggest using Perl 6 [2-3]. I
> recommend wating until Rakudo Star  is released "by July 29" 
> before even trying Perl 6. I've been using or attempting to use Perl 6
> for years. At first the language implementation was so incompelete it
> was impossible to use for anything non-trivial---now the language
> implemention is more complete but there isn't complete/good user-level
> documentation for it yet. I've been learning it from specifications,
> bug reports, blog entries, etc.
> I did some Google searches looking for mobile inforamaition and found
> much more for Java than Perl. Parrot Implementations for Java and Perl
> 6 are being worked on . From Parrot's "Design goals" :
> Parrot is designed with the needs of dynamically typed languages
> (such as Perl and Python) in mind, and should be able to run
> programs written in these languages more efficiently than VMs
> developed with static languages in mind (JVM, .NET). Parrot is
> also designed to provide interoperability between languages
> that compile to it. In theory, you will be able to write a class
> in Perl, subclass it in Python and then instantiate and use that
> subclass in a Tcl program.
> For years I've predicted Parrot will be built in to web browsers.
> Today I found found other speculation about this [7-8].
>  http://cpan.uwinnipeg.ca/search?query=mobile&mode=dist
>  http://www.rakudo.org/
>  http://www.perl6.org/
>  http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl6/index.cgi?rakudo_star
>  http://www.parrot.org/languages
>  http://docs.parrot.org/parrot/latest/html/docs/intro.pod.html
>  http://lists.parrot.org/pipermail/parrot-dev/2008-September/000011.html
>  http://use.perl.org/~Ovid/journal/39323
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