in reply to Win32 port listener (out of the blue)

While you *could* do this in Perl, this isn't the kind of thing that Perl is particularly good at. You'd be far better off getting a copy of DJGPP for DOS/Windows, along with the Cygwin package. Alternatively, you can get the Borland (or whatever the heck they call themselves these days) for free, also.

Of course, if you do this in Perl, it'll be a great way to get lots of experience with pack()/unpack(). Perl does not excel at doing the types of data structures that are best suited for this kind of task.

And if you don't know C, you need to learn C, so you can help with the core Perl development, right?


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Re: (jcwren) Re: Win32 port listener (out of the blue)
by rje (Deacon) on Dec 04, 2001 at 20:43 UTC
    I feel safer doing it in perl, at least at first.
    Also, the development cycle is bound to be quicker
    than with C. I can always translate to C after the
    development is done.

    Yeah, I know C, but it's been awhile, and core Perl
    development sounds like an inaccessibly lofty perch
    for me.

    Thanks for the replies.