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A raspi usually runs a Linux distribution, Debian or something derived from that. (Other systems like the BSDs are also possible.) So, running Perl on the raspi should be no problem, and according to the module name Device::BCM2835, I guess the code runs on the raspi. The BCM2835 is the SoC, around which the raspi was designed. 700 MHz ARM CPU and 512 MByte RAM should be sufficient for Perl and lots of other things. Some years ago, a common PC or Mac had less RAM and a slower CPU clock, and even then, running Perl on Linux or *BSD was no problem. Update: According to the Wikipedia Article, the raspi CPU performance is roughly equal to a Pentium III 300 MHz.


Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)
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Re^3: LED blinking Morse code from Raspberry Pi
by morgon (Priest) on Aug 31, 2014 at 13:50 UTC
    The (I would assume) most widely used Pi-disto is called Raspian and is indeed based on Debian.

    You can without problems either use the perl that comes with it or install your own by hand or via perlbrew (compilation however is a bit slow of course).

    Also installing cpan-modules is no problem.