[Devel] Introduction and new module
bastian.friedrich at collax.com
Thu Nov 16 08:47:40 CET 2006
Am Mittwoch, 15. November 2006 13:45 schrieb Juha Heinanen:
> why perl instead of python?
the main reason indeed is that I like perl, and Collax does as well. The main
reason why perl is so powerful is CPAN; afaik, there's nothing alike for
python. Perl has traditionally been the language for tasks like this.
> if you like pearl and some other people
> python, would it be possible to somehow generalize the interface so that
> it would be easy to add python support later?
Unfortunately, I don't see how that would be possible. My module consists of
three main components:
- The module itself. It's tasks are initializing the Perl interpreter plus the
functions that call the perl methods finally. Perl specific stuff.
- The reverse: XSUB programs that give the perl side access to the C
structures. XSUB is perl specific.
- Perl infrastructure. Convenience packages/modules/functions that give easy
access to common tasks, such as canonizing telephone numbers etc. Pure perl
What you /can/ gather from my code is a template for a possible python module,
I expect to have a fully working module with most of the infrastructure in
approx. 2-3 months.
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