On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 09:14:48 +0900, Salamander <bah / humbug.net> wrote:
> Anyone out there have any thoughts on how one would go about writing an
> Inline::Perl sort of thing? I've done some searching, and I've found the
> equivalent module for C. Unfortunately (not that I can blame him!), the
> author said he wasn't interested in porting this to Perl.
> 
> I'm largely interested because there are a fairly large number of CPAN
> modules I would like to use. I'm actually rewriting an application I wrote
> in Perl in Ruby. My code desperately needs to be rewritten, but I'm not up
> for porting a big chunk of CPAN code to ruby.
> 

I'm afraid I don't have a constructive answer to this question (I
could have sworn I've seen a ruby/perl module out there but it's been
several years and I might be misremembering the Python one).  The
question I have for you is:  Which specific CPAN modules does this
application need that don't exist for Ruby?  I'm not interested in
generally hearing about modules that people miss from
CPAN/Python/Java, whatever.  But, this is a great specific example
where you have a real need.  I'd like to see what's missing in this
case.

Thanks,
Chad