RE: [uCsimm] Perl for uClinux?

From: David Siebert (
Date: Tue Apr 18 2000 - 13:54:41 EDT

I have looked at forth many years ago. I didn't like it very much. I think I
will stick to c or c++ for most of my code. I just find perl to be way to
useful for some tasks. I guess Python would work as well but I have not
learned it yet and I hate the lack of {} for block definitions.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On
> Behalf Of Anders Jackson
> Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2000 11:39 AM
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> Subject: Re: [uCsimm] Perl for uClinux?
> >>>>> "David" == David Siebert <> writes:
> >> 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.
> >>
> David> Well there was a time that people would have said Linux was
> David> not for embedded applications. I bet there are embedded
> David> systems that use perl out there, I know of a few that use
> David> TCL/TK. I think you are right in saying that perl and the
> David> uCsimm are not a good match. You would do better using c++
> David> or perhaps a small basic. That makes me wonder is there a
> David> small interpreted language that is a good fit for the
> David> uCsimm/uClinux? There are lots of programs that don't need
> David> the speed of C++ and are simpler to write in other
> David> languages.
> Take a look at Forth. It has a very small memory foot print.
> /Jackson
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