[Mono-list] Syslog Access

Craig Dayton cadayton@starband.net
Tue, 17 Aug 2004 18:07:04 -0700

Hi Iain,

You hit the nail on the head.  Sorry for getting others and myself excited
about the possibility of this working in Unix.

The quote below is from Jan Dubois who is one of the architects of PerlNet.

"It would not work on Mono and Portable.NET without lots of changes as it
relies heavily on COM interop between .NET and Win32."


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Iain McCoy [mailto:iain@mccoy.id.au] 
>Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 22:06
>To: Craig Dayton
>Cc: mono-list@lists.ximian.com
>Subject: RE: [Mono-list] Syslog Access
>On Tue, 2004-08-17 at 14:35, Craig Dayton wrote:
>> Perhaps exploring the possibility of using PerlNet a product 
>> by ActiveState might be a cost effective solution.
>> With PerlNet, one can define an Interface to any module on CPAN and 
>> compile it as a library or executable.  So from a developer's 
>> prospective, a programmer can leverage modules in CPAN and the .NET 
>> community all within a single executable.  Thanks to Mono this 
>> capability is now extended to the Unix world. No sense in 
>reinventing the wheel is there?
>Is it extended to the unix world? My understanding of PerlNet 
>was that it worked by interfacing between the regular win32 
>perl interpreter and the MS CLR - not by compiling perl code 
>to normal managed code. The MS CLR interfaces that it would 
>use are not replicated by mono, so I suspect it doesn't work on a unix.
>Iain McCoy <iain@mccoy.id.au>