PerlNET Component Builder

We presented the Perl for .NET Research compiler to the public during the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in summer 2000 and a week later at the O'Reilly Open Source conference.

Some of the feedback we got included the following:

  • What is the point of modifying Perl in such a way that normal Perl code won't run on Perl for .NET and Perl for .NET code (using typed variables) won't run on “normal” Perl? Aren't you just creating a new syntax for C#?

  • Compiled Perl code should run faster than interpreted code, not slower!

  • If I can't use my existing Perl code with Perl for .NET, then this may just as well be a different language. Without access to CPAN modules, this technology doesn't work for migrating any ...

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