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Beginner!! Really dumb question! Alert!



Jun 18, 2000, 8:07 AM

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Beginner!! Really dumb question! Alert! Can't Post

I'm totally new to perl, I do program in other languages. I don't understand this...
Is perl just a text compiler ( meaning I write something in text pad then compile it) or is there a development environment in here somewhere? See told you it was dumb! lol


Jun 18, 2000, 2:06 PM

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Re: Beginner!! Really dumb question! Alert! [In reply to] Can't Post

When you develop perl 'programs' you are actually just writing a text script. This is then read by perl on your server and the perl program follows the scripting instructions that you have developed.

Hope that helps.


Jun 21, 2000, 9:50 AM

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Re: Beginner!! Really dumb question! Alert! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi Micheal,

Perl is a Script Language.

Generally the source code is 'compiled' to bytecode just before execution.

The bytecode is finally interpreted by the virtual machine (vm) running on your webserver.
(Just like Java)

The command "perlcc -b" gives the possibility to save the bytecode, so the vm does not have to translate before execution.
"perlcc" should compile to a C-executable (not necessarily faster than script-code)
If you get perlcc (usr/bin/) to work ;-)

I don't know about Integrated Development Environments for perl - probably there are?

Good luck,

[This message has been edited by dan (edited 06-21-2000).]


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