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Will Perl be in .NET?

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    johnny.NET

    Does anyone know if there will be a Perl implementation of .NET, maybe IronPerl?

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    dahat

    There used to be an implementation called PerlNet (later called PerlASPX) from ActiveState... unfortunately was retired back in 2005 and is no longer part of their SDK.

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    figuerres

    johnny.NET wrote:
    Does anyone know if there will be a Perl implementation of .NET, maybe IronPerl?


    IMHO only to show it can be done, or for some research or nich market.

    I do not see any need for it on .net

    just to be clear: perl is just fine, I have used it on SUn and Linux boxes many times.

    I just do not see any interest in having it or any great need it would fill.

    I think if there was a market for it we would have it.

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    johnny.NET

    I like Visual Studio, so it would be nice if I had Perl on it.  Maybe that doesn't mean .NET.  I don't know.

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    TommyCarlier

    A language does not have to be object oriented to be implemented in .NET or interoperate with .NET.

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    MasterPi

    TommyCarlier wrote:
    A language does not have to be object oriented to be implemented in .NET or interoperate with .NET.


    Isn't F# procedural? It's meant to work with .NET.

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    TommyCarlier

    F# is a weird mix of functional, procedural and object oriented, implemented in .NET. It has a little bit of everything, all mixed into one.

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    Matthew van Eerde

    Chinmay007 wrote:
    Is Perl even object oriented?


    Absolutely.  perldoc -f bless.

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    littleguru

    Chinmay007 wrote:
    Is Perl even object oriented?


    public static class <AddYouLibraryNameHere>
    {
        // Put static perl functions and "global" variables here.
    }


    Now it is Wink Damn that was fast.

    I'm for a .NET whitespace or brainfcuk implementation Big Smile

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    wkempf

    johnny.NET wrote:
    Does anyone know if there will be a Perl implementation of .NET, maybe IronPerl?


    <half-joking>Lord, I hope not! http://www.ozonehouse.com/mark/blog/code/PeriodicTable.html</half-joking>

    In all honesty, I despise Perl, and would use it only if I absolutely had to, whether it were a .NET version or not.  But that's a personal preference thing.  From a wider view point, I think an IronPerl sounds like a good idea, even if I won't use it.

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