RE: [uCsimm] Perl for uClinux?

From: David Smead (
Date: Thu Apr 06 2000 - 13:05:00 EDT

Forget Perl!

Python is the answer for interpreted languages. There is a version that
doesn't use the stack, although I haven't tried it.

I've written code since the early 1960s in just about every language
invented. Python is by far the cleanest and most consistent language of
all. It's very easy to learn the basics, but like C there are tons of
library functions that one must learn about to write high level programs
without re-inventing the wheel.

Sorry all you Perl fans, but compared to Python, Perl is a cluttered mess.


David Smead

On Thu, 6 Apr 2000, David Siebert wrote:

> > No. Not unless you can manage to fit it in 32k. And something tells me
> > that's not going to happen.
> >
> > uClinux is for embedded applications. Perl is not for embedded
> > applications.
> >
> Well there was a time that people would have said Linux was not for embedded
> applications. I bet there are embedded systems that use perl out there, I
> know of a few that use TCL/TK. I think you are right in saying that perl and
> the uCsimm are not a good match. You would do better using c++ or perhaps a
> small basic.
> That makes me wonder is there a small interpreted language that is a good
> fit for the uCsimm/uClinux?
> There are lots of programs that don't need the speed of C++ and are simpler
> to write in other languages.
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