Embedded Perl?

Dave Smith dave at thesmithfam.org
Mon Jan 14 00:59:20 MST 2008

Michael L Torrie wrote:
> I'm heavily biased, but I think Python is a good candidate for embedded
> applications.  This isn't exactly embedded in my opinion, but the OLPC
> is almost exclusively written in python and it works well in a
> limited-resource environment.  I think Python's memory use is a bit more
> deterministic than perl's (based on the other comments in this thread).

I used to think that too, but you had better have a good cache, because 
otherwise, it'll take 2+ seconds just to start the interpreter. At least 
it does on of my embedded devices, and that's with a 150MHz CPU.


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