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Re: Don't Write That In Perl!

by zby (Vicar)
on Dec 19, 2007 at 18:24 UTC ( #657944=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Don't Write That In Perl!

I once tried to write a Point of Sale application in Tk. I don't know how it is now - but back then there were so many bugs in Tk or in between Tk and screen managers that it was taking forever to have a reasonable layout and work with Polish letters.

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Re^2: Don't Write That In Perl!
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Dec 19, 2007 at 19:09 UTC

    Ovid and I actually extended L'ane five and a half years ago, and it worked almost perfectly for us. The biggest problem we had was the binary blob credit card processing code, which segfaulted on exit until a nice pair programming session.

Re^2: Don't Write That In Perl!
by graff (Chancellor) on Dec 19, 2007 at 19:45 UTC
    While Perl/Tk now seems to get along reasonably well with unicode (try installing and watch what happens during "make test"...), alas it will probably never be able to tackle bidirectional text, let alone the proper ligatures for Arabic script. (If someone knows this to be false, please tell me more about that.)

    I have yet to try the other GUI library API's (Gtk and Qt), but I know the Perl modules exist for these, and I know that people have used these libraries to create reasonably successful bidi/Arabic interfaces. (And if you can do that, you can do just about anything.)

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