Perl/Tk for Mac?

Russ Schnapp rlssdpm at
Thu Apr 6 16:27:41 CDT 2000


> But as for integration -check this FAQ answer:

Ewww!  Sockets?   Ick.

> What are you trying to *do*?

My client developed a cute little PERL script that does some useful 
manipulation to an HTML file.  They need to be able to migrate it 
from the command line to a GUI, so less god-like folk can use it.  
These users might be on a Mac, might be on Windows, or might 
even be on Linux.  Perl/Tk seemed the best way to achieve this.

Failing that, perhaps we'll have to resort to Tcl/Tk as a (gack!) front 
end to running the PERL script.  Pretty darned silly, though.  I was 
already cringing at the idea of making these folks install PERL and 
then have them use PPM to install Tk.  Making them install PERL 
and Tcl/Tk would be that much worse, especially for such a simple 

Sigh.  If only I had the time to spend on porting Perl/Tk.  I suspect 
I'd have to learn A LOT more about Mac OS.


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