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Starting perl GUI programming

May 07, 2009, 03:01 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to j00p34 for this link. ]

"Source code available
There's a lot of source code available I can learn from and adapt for my needs. This is one of the nice things of being on an open source os. Even when I just grep trough my /usr/bin (grep "bin/perl" /usr/bin*) I find a lot of perl programs I can try to read which are written by experienced programmers. Maybe I can even one day contribute something back to the open source community.

"GUI programming
I think it's very nice to write command line programs and there's a lot to say for it, but writing GUI programs just attracts me a lot more. I've been reading about the gtk2-perl toolkit and it seems real easy to create and adapt programs based on this. And as it seems to be installed by default (the gtk2 libraries are part of gnome I believe) this makes my programs portable too, so I can easily show off to my friends and colleagues"

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