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Perl and PerlScript

 
Barry Andrews
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Hi,
I was just wondering if Perl and PerlScript are 2 totally different languages, just like Java and JavaScript are different. I often here folks refer to Perl programs as Perl scripts and don't know whether or not they mean is it PerlScript or it's a script written in Perl. Know what I mean?

many thanks,
Barry
 
Leslie Chaim
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No, hmm yes.
There is no such thing as PerlScript such as JavaScript. Yes a PerlScript is a script written in Perl.
Originally in Programming Perl 3rd edition page 3

a script such as:

is a complete program*
*Or Script, or application, or executable, or doohickey. Whatever.

[ February 20, 2003: Message edited by: Leslie Chaim ]
 
Darryl A. J. Staflund
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Hi there,
My understanding of the difference between Perl and PerlScript is as follows:
1. Perl is the name of the scripting language fathered by Larry Wall.
2. PerlScript is an ActiveX scripting engine developed by ActiveState that allows you to use Perl in any ActiveX scripting engine such as:
Internet Information Server 3.0/4.0/5.0
Peer Web Services 3.0/4.0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0x
Windows Scripting Host
There's lots of information about it available in the ActiveState download of Perl.
Cheers,
Darryl
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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