|Date||Tue, 03 Jul 2007 17:04:24 +1200|
|Subject||Re: [greenstone-users] Query: programming language for plugins|
Greenstone plugins do have to be written in Perl. However many of them use external C++ (or whatever) programs for file conversion, and are mainly wrappers.
For processing programming source files I'd definitely want to use Perl though, because it's support for regular expressions makes text processing a lot easier than in any other programming language I know. I don't think it's the easiest language to learn, but I'm sure you'll find it extremely useful for all sorts of things once you know it.
Don't forget about SRCPlug, as this should be a good base for what you want to do.
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