[Israel.pm] Converting VBScript to Perl
margol at beamartyr.net
Wed Nov 10 22:37:42 PST 2004
I had too many traumatic experiences with the old one ;-)
But just for you, I used the VBconverter.
First of all, it seems to be for .vbs files, not necessarily .asp written in
VBScript. I gave it a simple .asp file and it kinda choked (which is to
say, that it choked but still Perl-ified it somewhat).
The perliest looking thing it did (other than $-ing vars, etc) was changing
IF (A) THEN (B) endif
(b) if (a);
which was cool to see even if not the hardest feat to accomplish...
And it has a GUI. Which is much better than the old PDK. MAybe I'll learn
(slowly) to start using it. The Filter Builder thing looks cool: You give
it an input file and set a regexp and let it purr away :-)
I'm hoping that the debugger is somewhat better than the old GUI debugger (I
used to manually disable the GUI debugger even if I had PDK installed
because it stank so much)
It's also nice that the Visual Package Manager is part of PDK instead of
part of Komodo Pro (VPM is like up2date/red carpet/synaptic for Perl
packages. There are PPM packages for most modules which are on the official
Anyway, that's my initial "once over" report :-) (I know I didn't look at
80% of the things, but I think these were the only 2 "brand new" ones)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gabor Szabo" <gabor at perl.org.il>
To: <perl at perl.org.il>
Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2004 7:35 AM
Subject: [Israel.pm] Converting VBScript to Perl
> I have just read that the new version of the ActiveState PDK
> has a tool to convert VBScript to Perl.
> If that really works, then as I understand this might help in
> moving from IIS/ASP/VBScript based web site to Apache::ASP/Perl.
> Has anyone tried the new PDK already ?
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