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Re: [PBML] followup ( perl scripting/programming language )

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  • Paul Archer
    ... Thanks for the pointers to the articles. I was thinking about doing a graphical front end for a project I m working on, and these articles will help. One
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 23, 2004
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      7:40am, merlyn@... wrote:

      > Perl-Tk is but one of many GUI toolkits, however it's the oldest and
      > most well-developed and documented. The O'Reilly book "Mastering
      > Perl/TK" (don't get the older "Learning Perl/TK", because it's
      > obsoleted by the new book) will guide you through the basic principles
      > all the way up to making complex applications.
      >
      > GUI programming is *always* event-driven programming. It's a
      > different style from a simple algorithmic programming. So, you put up
      > graphic elements, assign triggers and responses to some of them, and
      > then just sit back and "wait". :) All the real work happens as each
      > event is triggered.
      >
      > I have a couple of magazine articles using Perl/Tk: one with POE and
      > one without. If you go to any page at www.stonehenge.com and enter
      > "Tk" in the bottom box, you'll get a google search with the correct
      > hits.
      >
      Thanks for the pointers to the articles. I was thinking about doing a
      graphical front end for a project I'm working on, and these articles will
      help.

      One minor note: your book reccommendations still list "Learning Perl/Tk"
      rather than the newer "Mastering Perl/Tk".

      Paul
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