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Re: So Whatcha use perl for anyway?

by sfink (Deacon)
on Nov 27, 2007 at 05:46 UTC ( #653158=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to So Whatcha use perl for anyway?

I'll try to stick to the more unusual things, since most of what I do with Perl is pretty vanilla.
  • Processing camera input
  • Generating graphical OpenGL output (OpenGL::Simple, attempting to use OpenGL, a few others)
  • Processing SDL events (keyboard, mouse)
  • Sending and receiving automated Jabber messages (Net::Chat::Daemon) to monitor autobuild system, wiki edits, manual builds, etc.
  • Interfacing between C++, JavaScript, and Flash code
  • Monitoring revision control systems and running checks, sending out commit messages, figuring out who to blame for the commit(s) that broke the automated build, etc.
  • Implementing Perl-style "regular" expressions with backends in Perl5, Parrot, and C.

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