We built an HTML interface to the popular MacPerl language using CSCGI:
Calling a Perl "droplet" starts the MacPerl program and runs a compiled script. The script parses CSCGI data elements and makes them available via Perl arrays:
Perl's high-level expression parsing syntax makes the CSCGI "glue" code much simpler than the C++ equivalent:
MacPerl has a high-level graphical user interface, making it an appealing alternative to languages such as Java:
Current MacPerl CSCGI work includes writing a perl script to extract stars from the ACT Ref catalog (e.g.).
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