[greenstone-users] Query: programming language for plugins

From H.M. Gladney
DateThu, 28 Jun 2007 07:12:10 -0700
Subject [greenstone-users] Query: programming language for plugins

To support collections of source code, the Software Preservation Group of the Computer History Museum will need to find or write plugins to extract search indices for files in various programming source languages.

Can Greenstone plugins be written in languages other than Perl?  (Perhaps this is feasible with subroutines called by higher level Perl programs.)

If so, does any reader of this posting have examples to share?  (Nobody who can avoid doing so writes a program from scratch.)

Background: I am a GSDL newbie who has never written a Perl program.  If I have to learn Perl, I will do so, but ...

Cheerio, Henry       H.M. Gladney, Ph.D.  http://home.pacbell.net/hgladney