I'd give up Perl tomorrow if only...
whisper at oz.net
Sat Jun 22 00:29:08 CEST 2002
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> [mailto:python-list-admin at python.org]On Behalf Of Derek Thomson
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> David Mitchell wrote:
> > .. there was something equivalent in scope and breadth to CPAN.
> I (almost) agree, and sympathise :)
> > Is ANYONE working on this, or thinking about working on it, or knows
> > someone who's thinking about working on it, or dreaming about
> it, or ...?
> Among other things, it's one of the reasons I'm tinkering with a Perl ORB.
> If you use a Python ORB, such a Fnorb,
> [http://sourceforge.net/projects/fnorb], on the Python side, you should
> be able to write wrappers for your favourite Perl module pretty easily
> and use them from Python.
> Yes, it's stop-gap, but when you already have a non-trivial Perl module,
> either on CPAN or in-house, it can save a lot of rewriting. What we
> *really* need to do is dynamically create CORBA interfaces for Perl
> modules, but that might be impossible given that Perl is like Python in
> that module and class interfaces aren't pre-declared :(
Even better: a Perl to Python converter :>
> Anyway, feel free to email me if you want to try this approach and you
> need guidance.
> As for Parrot, maybe someone will port Python to it one day, and then we
> would have something like Jython, but for Perl!
I've heard that there is a trial implementation of Python on Parrot already.
Don't know where it is though.
It's too bad that ActiveState is keeping PPN more or less proprietary. There
has been some other work done towards a standard for describing archived
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