Is there a Perl interpreter or something of the sort for the DS?

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Tomato Hentai, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. Tomato Hentai
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    So, as the title suggests, I'm looking for something like a Perl interpreter for the DS. I've been looking around for a bit but I can't seem to find anything.
     
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    Perl is easy. Lua is also easy. We have lua on DS, thats gud
     
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    Every resource for learning Lua I've found teaches you something basic like printing text first and then immediately goes on to teach you some really advanced junk that I just can't wrap my head around.
    I also already know a little Perl and have written something semi-functional in it.
     
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    It's possible via DSLinux, although I don't know if it will work without slot-2 RAM available, it's been a few years since I tried. I used it for this "text wrapping" Perl script to reformat text files for easier reading with other DS homebrew programs (actually come to think of it, I think it was specifically for use with the Supercard's in-game guide function which had no word wrapping). I found a copy of the binary file in one of my backups here on my computer, might upload to Filetrip if anyone reports it as still working. Put "perl" in the /usr/bin folder in the "linux" folder on the root of your SD card, and test with WRAPPER.PL and any random text file you wish to re-wrap. You'll want to use the "DLDI" version available at http://dslinux.org/builds/

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/59972490/GBAandDS/perl
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/59972490/GBAandDS/WRAPPER.PL

    EDIT: Fast6191, looks like you did know about this at some point in time at least.

    From that thread itself though:
     
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