Chicago.PM Report - App-Prima-REPL
Originally posted as: Chicago.PM Report - App-Prima-REPL on blogs.perl.org.
We had our first project night at Chicago.PM this week, where we discussed ideas and wrote code for a Perl REPL GUI program (App-Prima-REPL on Github) by David Mertens built on Prima.
There were some small ideas to make the program more user-friendly, and some larger ideas like an IRC client and guided tutorials based on the same format that http://perltuts.com uses.
I'm hoping that if I keep saying this, I'll be embarrassed into doing it: I would really love to see the Ruby Koans translated into Perl (in spirit, if not in actual content). I've started writing down ideas for chapters, but there is a lot of content to cover.
I added a
-I flag and a
-M flag to the
prima-repl command-line launcher
that work as close to perl's flags as I could get. This is one of the things I
plackup: Where it makes sense, they work like perl
does. So now the
prima-repl can have subs and modules imported on the
Altogether it was a wonderfully productive evening and I'm looking forward to the next one.