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Re: mini perl

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:36 pm
by k.elliott
Is anyone else interested in compiling perl for the Rpi device?

Re: mini perl

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:49 pm
by piglet
I'm pretty sure it's already been done – earlier this week someone posted a list of programming languages they've tested on the alpha board, and PERL was noted.

I can't remember the thread though

Re: mini perl

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:06 pm
by jamesh
k.elliott said:


Is anyone else interested in compiling perl for the Rpi device?


Check out the Wiki - there is a list of tested languages on there on there - its not complete though  -  I am sure many other will work.

Re: mini perl

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:56 pm
by Warringer
Should be possible to compile just about any language on/for the Pi. Everything you can also compile for a x86/x64 Linux.

Re: mini perl

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:47 pm
by k.elliott
Thank you very much, you have made me very happy... Daddy loves him some perl

Re: mini perl

Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:25 am
by Blars
It runs Debian, and Debian uses perl quite a bit in many places.  You can't install debian without perl, but many of the standard perl libraries arn't installed unless needed.  (If you install anything other than a minimal debian, you probably wind up with the perl libraries.)

Re: mini perl

Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:20 am
by foo
Warringer said:


Should be possible to compile just about any language on/for the Pi. Everything you can also compile for a x86/x64 Linux.


Not all JIT/native code compiled languages though.  That leaves things like SBCL (the best Lisp compiler) out, since they don't have an ARM back-end yet.