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Is writing a bad C++ program better than writing it in Perl?

Does compiled vs. interpreted code make a difference if the structure of the algorithm is the same (ie, ugly and slow)? Should I take the extra effort of writing a small program in C++ or just do it in Perl...? [more inside]
posted by omair on Mar 12, 2008 - 17 answers

How can I run a web server on OS X without admin access?

How can I run a web server on OS X without admin access? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Feb 20, 2008 - 14 answers

Create a simple database website (and gather the data)

I'm undertaking a personal web development and database building project, but I don't do web development or database building. Please help me assess the best options to have someone else do the work for me. I think the stuff I want is fairly easy, but please tell me what you think. [more inside]
posted by mtstover on Feb 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Installing perl in a user folder

Does anyone have any experience with or tips on installing Perl without root privileges? [more inside]
posted by Ritchie on Jan 23, 2008 - 9 answers

Looking for non-WYSIWYG web-based file editor app

Old-school, non-WYSIWYG web-based file editor apps. Do they still exist? [more inside]
posted by scottandrew on Jan 12, 2008 - 6 answers

Webumake Nomakeweb...Anymore.

My company is using a product called "Webumake" and the internal WYSIWYG editor does not work in IE7, Firefox, IE6 on the Mac... [more inside]
posted by mic stand on Jan 3, 2008 - 2 answers

Regex Alms for the Perl-less?

Help me composite some regex. (That phrasing makes this question sound way less nerdy than it is) [more inside]
posted by ChasFile on Dec 28, 2007 - 13 answers

Apache/GrepFilter: Number Four Son, He Never Calls

GrepFilter: How to pull the last 10 authusers from an Apache log file, without all the noise? [more inside]
posted by rokusan on Nov 4, 2007 - 10 answers

Address Parsing 101, please!!

ParseFilter: I have a CSV file full of leads I need to parse into a more, er, concise format. What would the hive mind recommend? [more inside]
posted by cdmwebs on Nov 3, 2007 - 23 answers

Parse freetext postal addresses to structured form for geocoding to KML?

Parse freetext postal addresses to structured form for geocoding to KML? [more inside]
posted by joshwa on Nov 1, 2007 - 3 answers

Show me those Perly whites

How do I color output in Perl? [more inside]
posted by Slam I Am on Oct 18, 2007 - 9 answers

Help Me Morbidly Count Down the Remaining Days of My Life!

I would basically like to rip off, wholesale, some command-line script which will provide me a countdown -- only in days. No years, months, minutes, or seconds. Unfortunately, adapting an existing script is beyond my ken. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Sep 27, 2007 - 5 answers

I need dynamic pages without PHP or a database. What are my options?

Without access to PHP, MySQL, or any other fancy server-side stuff I still need to have dynamic pages. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by genial on Sep 12, 2007 - 11 answers

Test harness for SNMP traps?

Is there a freeware or light weight tool (e.g. perl script) we can use to show us that the SNMP traps are received successfully? [more inside]
posted by kaydo on Jul 30, 2007 - 4 answers

How to download files off the web with Perl?

I am need help writing a Perl script that given the URL of a file (particularly image files) it downloads the file to a local directory I define. [more inside]
posted by LoopyG on Jul 15, 2007 - 6 answers

Hitting a URL from the command line

Alternatives to lynx, wget and get from the unix command line? [more inside]
posted by Null Pointer and the Exceptions on Jul 11, 2007 - 11 answers

Other frameworks akin to Ruby on Rails?

What are the best database-driven Web application development frameworks out there right now? More specifically, please orient me to toolsets you know of that are similar to Ruby on Rails. [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Jul 6, 2007 - 17 answers

Strip me some mp3 urls.

In Linux, what's the simplest way to take a podcast RSS file as input, and output a file containing just the URLs of all the MP3s enclosed in the RSS file? Difficulty: the method must only Bash + GNU tools, Python or Perl, with no non-standard add-on libraries or dependencies required.
posted by Jimbob on May 10, 2007 - 22 answers

Dance, text files, dance

Which programming language can I learn relatively quickly for simple interpretation and manipulation of text files on my Windows box? [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard on Apr 12, 2007 - 28 answers

How do I combine polygons?

Given multiple contiguous polygons, the coordinates of which are precisely known, how can I combine them into a coordinate set for a single polygon? [more inside]
posted by Doofus Magoo on Apr 11, 2007 - 18 answers

How do I manipulate this string in perl?

Help! I'm trying to write perl, but I have no idea how to write perl. I need to remove charaters from a string. Can you show me how? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on Jan 9, 2007 - 29 answers

Reformatting pasted text

Coding question: What is the best/easiest way to preserve typographical formatting (like nbsp's, line breaks) of pasted text that will be stored in a database and later displayed in boxes of arbitrary size? [more inside]
posted by shownomercy on Dec 31, 2006 - 6 answers

How to twist the words of others to my own dire purposes?

I want to create a web application in which the user enters text into a field and clicks on a submit button, and the text is then altered based on a set of conditions and given back to the user. What's the easiest way of doing this? I have a vague idea that I should use Perl and CGI. I don't know Perl or CGI, but I do know a bit of Java, a bit about servlets and JSPs, some Visual Basic, and quite a bit about http. [more inside]
posted by bingo on Nov 29, 2006 - 13 answers

Python version of this Perl 4-line regexp script?

Convert perl to python: I am very comfortable with regular expressions but I need help converting an implementation of them from Perl to Python. I have an example Perl script below that opens a file, scans through it one line at a time, does a s// replace, then finds a string in the result and stores it in another variable. I would love to just have a working Python version of this for my edification-- and if you have any "Perl to Python" tutorial links I'd love to see them. [more inside]
posted by neustile on Nov 11, 2006 - 11 answers

Where/How can i learn to deploy perlbal?

I'd like to learn about deploying perlbal. I see docs on installing it but not many on how to actually configure and make use of it. I have just finished a book on Perl. (OO Perl is ugly but doable) Getting everything from CPAN seemed straight forward...Now what? Does this run under mod_perl & Apache? Lighty? Is it its own server and run as a daemon? Any pointers greatly appreciated.
posted by Pasa la bola chetu on Nov 3, 2006 - 3 answers

Script to copy from pop3 to IMAP?

Is there a perl/shellscripted way to automatically check a pop3 account and copy new messages directly into a specified IMAP folder? I've already set up a "forwarding rule" that sort of does this, but if there's a more direct way to accomplish it, that would be cool...
posted by idontlikewords on Oct 31, 2006 - 4 answers

Moving web-based business to a new web coder without falling flat on our faces?

We're losing a freelance, outsourced web coder that our business relies upon. How do we find and then transition over to someone new without losing loads of money and time? Story inside. [more inside]
posted by unclemonty on Sep 15, 2006 - 11 answers

Web scraping onling banking sites?

Is there an tool/tutorial to web scrape secure sites like Online Banking or other sites that make sure that it's you that is logging in? [more inside]
posted by mphuie on Sep 7, 2006 - 7 answers

Getting hired as telecommuter software engineer?

I am an experienced software engineer and was laid off recently. I'm currently applying for positions. My ideal would be a telecommuting gig, which is the type of position I had most recently. A certain job mailing list I subscribe to has a lot of promising positions, but many of them are marked "onsite". Here's my question: shall I apply for some of these "onsite" positions in the hope that my qualifications will impress the hiring person enough to consider hiring me as a telecommuter? Or would this just be a waste of time for everyone concerned? [more inside]
posted by SomePerlGeek on Sep 5, 2006 - 7 answers

TechFilter: I would like to obtain a specific file out of an SIS package. Can it be done?

TechFilter: I would like to obtain the SWF file out of this SIS package. Can it be done? [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79 on Aug 27, 2006 - 3 answers


Movable Type PHP library: is it possible to use the PHP library in the same fashion as the perl library? [more inside]
posted by xmutex on Jul 19, 2006 - 4 answers

Perl Peril

Can anybody suggest a gentle forum or mailing list for a Perl newbie? [more inside]
posted by lhauser on Jul 15, 2006 - 7 answers

Escaping Perl regexp meta-characters

What's the best way to escape meta-characters in Perl regular expressions? [more inside]
posted by hwestiii on Jun 22, 2006 - 4 answers

No more shell games!

*nix shell "best practices" anyone? [more inside]
posted by furtive on May 31, 2006 - 9 answers

Perl Guru's, I need you!

I need, post haste, a perl or shell script that will loop through a directory and combine files. The files are named like this: 212_Class001, 212_Class002, 212_Class0** There are some gaps in the sequence. In retrospect it was a bad idea to store class notes in individual files. I'd like to combine them in the sequence they are numbered. Can someone please help ‽
posted by Grod on May 11, 2006 - 10 answers

Make my Mac beep me when it's finished.

Help me make my other Mac, in the other room, beep me when an app has finished what it's doing. [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on May 11, 2006 - 20 answers

How do I choose between different perl modules at compile (such as it is) time?

mod_perl madness! How do I choose between different perl modules at compile (such as it is) time? I'm trying to get a program to be able to run under either mod_perl or mod_perl2 (apache 1.3.x and apache 2.0.x, respectively). Almost all of the version specific stuff can be abstracted out, except... [more inside]
posted by Captain_Tenille on Apr 19, 2006 - 8 answers

Online RSS reader?

Is there a server-based RSS aggregator that works like Safari RSS? [more inside]
posted by bonaldi on Apr 13, 2006 - 12 answers

Will Perl 6 become ubiquitous and mandatory?

Will Perl 6 become mandatory? I know Perl 5 pretty well, and I'd like to keep listing Perl on my resume. I wonder if employers who value Perl skills will start to expect Perl 6 to be listed. [more inside]
posted by pornucopia on Feb 15, 2006 - 11 answers

Copy most recent post from Wordpress to another server?

Copy most recent post from Wordpress to another server? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Jan 23, 2006 - 4 answers

What are good free programming language environments?

What are good free programming language learning environments? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Dec 30, 2005 - 41 answers

Perl regular expression question

Perl regular expression question inside. Trying to parse a list of items... [more inside]
posted by pornucopia on Dec 21, 2005 - 8 answers

Help me install Perl modules on my Windows machine!

Help me install Perl modules on my Windows machine! [more inside]
posted by joshuaconner on Dec 4, 2005 - 7 answers

brain-dead programming

Help me find a windows graphical "drag and drop" script builder. [more inside]
posted by wzcx on Nov 25, 2005 - 7 answers

Work from home IT jobs

I'm a techie who would like to work from home. Help me get started. [more inside]
posted by Dag Maggot on Nov 23, 2005 - 7 answers

How fast can information be through socket connections?

LatencyFilter: I'm making a multiplayer flash game, where players communicate with each other via a socket connection to a server. How fast can information be sent like this? [more inside]
posted by cheerleaders_to_your_funeral on Oct 27, 2005 - 5 answers

Dealing with HTML Parsing Misery?

I need to write something (in perl) to shorten the text of a link if it's a URL, but only a URL. I've played with a variety of regexps and banged my head against HTML::Parser, but I've gotten no love. Help! [more inside]
posted by Captain_Tenille on Oct 26, 2005 - 25 answers

Relational databases

Resources for teaching myself about relational databases? [more inside]
posted by Eothele on Oct 26, 2005 - 18 answers

How can I keep my plaintext data from leaking?

I'm writing some personal wiki software that I want to make as secure as possible. Think wiki software in the footsteps of Tinfoil Hat Linux. The software is intended to run as a CGI Perl script though Apache on the local machine, with data stored in encrypted XML files that will be decrypted for display by the Crypt::GPG module. So the question is, where could plaintext data escape to? More inside... [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Oct 17, 2005 - 27 answers

Dynamic content and clean urls with perl and apache?

I want to use a monolithic script to delegate all document requests on my website. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Oct 14, 2005 - 17 answers

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