On 23 Nov 2007, at 16:05, John Wells wrote:

> On 11/23/07, Adrian Howard <adrianh / quietstars.com> wrote:
>> There's nothing like a Ruby->Perl compiler that I'm aware of. Which
>> bits of Ruby syntax are do you like most? It might be easier to pick
>> some useful modules (e.g. Moose for OO) and stick with Perl. It
>> doesn't have to look completely evil :)
>
> As long as we're wishing, it'd be nice to have it the other way
> around. Some many legacy perl scripts, so little time to care about
> perl anymore ;)

The thing is that these sorts of automated conversion tools nearly  
always give you code that's a complete bugger to maintain. Wrap the  
other code in some kind of RPC framework and leave it alone would be  
my advice :-)

Cheers,

Adrian