5942Re: [Clip] Highlighting text for programs
- Mar 1, 2001On Thu, 1 Mar 2001 19:00:29 -0500,
"Ray Shapp" <rayshapp@...> wrote:
>I got really discouraged about using NoteTab to develop PerlThat someone gave you the wrong answer.
>scripts when someone on this board told me I'd need a copy of
>Apache running on my computer to debug and run perl scripts.
Perl was originally designed as a text file manipulation language.
It is still exceptionally good for this purpose.
It later become popular as a language for CGI programming to
support dynamic web pages, especially pages that need to
communicate with database servers. When testing CGI pages,
Apache can be helpful. Although depending on the circumstances,
may not be necessary.
But for other tasks, such as making changes to text files,
ActivePerl works fine just by itself.
Perl is a versatile language that can be used to fill wide
variety of tasks. It is designed so that programs can be
written quickly, in fact it is often considered one of the
better "Rapid Application Development" languages. Perl
is a "get the job done" sort of language, not meant for
polished applications or for writing commercial software,
but rather as a quick solution for handling practical tasks.
NoteTab, with clipbook called NoteAwk, makes it even easier
to work with Perl.
Wayne M. VanWeerthuizen
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