Cast not your Perl before swine?

Jesse Stay jesse at
Mon Dec 17 13:42:59 MST 2007

On Dec 17, 2007 11:32 AM, Levi Pearson <levi at> wrote:

> I have written a few programs in D, and it seems to be a pretty decent
> language in the C family, though it was a bit of a moving target and
> severely underdocumented when I used it.  I used the gcc backend, so
> theoretically it would be fairly easy to cross-compile with it, but
> until recently I was targeting a poorly supported chip and couldn't
> even get the C++ runtime to build for it.
> Probably the primary reason not to use D for embedded work is that the
> development toolkits for embedded boards tend to be custom gcc setups,
> and pulling them apart so you can use your own toolchain can be
> perilous and time-consuming.  Also, there aren't a lot of D
> programmers around, and probably few of them are embedded systems
> programmers.

All this talk of C, D, Java, J2EE, Python, Ruby - can we take Perl out of
the subject?  I'd hate to take the name of Perl in vain. ;-)


Jesse Stay
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