* Mark Fowler ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
> On Wed, 16 May 2001, Greg McCarroll wrote:
> > I don't think Perl 6 can be a tremendous leap forward, not because
> > of RFC's along the lines of `Perl must stay Perl', but because
> > the next leap forward is VisualPerl which will be as much about
> > IDE as core language. Now lets not get hung up on the IDE bit
> > of that statement, its more about how people build programs
> > than the interface they use, the IDE merely focuses them towards
> > a certain methodology of building software.
> Greg, I was wondering if you've used Glade with Perl.  I think it's

Actually the crack i was smoking was even more severe than GUI building
crack, i was more thinking about some of the `hidden' controls of VB
such as the timer control and the general way the code is split up.

For Visual Perl, i'd imagine components along the lines of

        * Get web page and put it as variable X on the scratch pad
        * Do SOAP call and put the results as variable X on the scratch pad
        * Mail the contents of X a text object to address given
        * Use Custom Component cartoon::dilbert::pic_extractor on X

building up data flows as opposed to GUIs.

Greg McCarroll                          http://www.mccarroll.uklinux.net

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