Re: [uCsimm] Perl for uClinux?

From: David Smead (
Date: Thu Apr 06 2000 - 20:13:10 EDT


If you can progam in C, you'll be able to write useful programs in Python
within hours. And yes, Python supports regular expressions.

I picked up a couple of Python books at then end of November last year and
within 3 months part time I was able to write:
  message board and advertising board software --
  e-commerce `shopping cart' application --
  on-line catalog order to serial port label printer --
  bi-directional mirror of two computers which works over NFS or FTP.


David Smead

On Fri, 7 Apr 2000, Florian G. Pflug wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 06, 2000 at 12:54:56PM -0700, Larry Doolittle wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 06, 2000 at 11:10:42AM -0700, Stu wrote:
> > > > Forget Perl!
> > > > Python is the answer for interpreted languages.
> > > You want my recommendation for a good scripting language? Port bash or some
> > > other real shell. You already need a shell anyway, and one that does
> > > Bourne-compatible scripting isn't a bad start at all
> >
> > No, but it doesn't address needs for applet-style programs,
> > where a nice interpreter is called for.
> >
> > > (waiting for 5,000 flames from rabid PERL enthusiasts)
> >
> > Hey, I like perl, it "makes the easy things easy, and the
> > hard things possible". In many cases, it is a good match
> > for the job. For uCLinux, it's a bad match.
> >
> > Forth would be a useful addition to uCLinux (if it's not there
> > already). Java is probably to heavy, but it at least attempts
> > to address the issue. Hell, I'd take BASIC over bash for anything
> > that could be considered a program (not a script). At least it
> > can add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
> >
> > I don't know about Python, it hasn't made it to the top of my
> > to-do list. Would it fit in 32K?
> Well.. I don't see what I should do with BASIC, that I can't to with
> C/C++...
> For my (I don't the Phyton, though), the reason for using Perl instead auf
> C/C++ would be the regular expression integrated into the language.
> To come to Java - could be interresting - actually java for the palm pilot
> was released by sun - I it's quite fast. Of course the libraries functions
> are only a subset of those available on a pc - but it's java.
> greetings, Florian Pflug
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