Run Perl 6 Now — in your browser!

17 10 2006

Run Perl 6 Now — in your browser!

Holy crap this is cool.

Here’s their FAQ:

Welcome to runpugs, a web terminal for pugs. Pugs is an implementation of Perl 6 which aims to implement the full Perl 6 specification.

runpugs currently lives here.

Instructions: runpugs presents the pugs interactive shell. Only the line typed at the last prompt is sent to pugs. Type :h for help, :q to quit.
Please be considerate and do close your pugs session with :q before you close the browser window.
Type clear to clear the web terminal (this command is not sent to pugs).

Because this is a web terminal, a number of restrictions apply:

  • pugs shell runs in safe mode, so system-related calls are disabled.
  • If a call takes too long, the pugs session will time out.
  • If left idle for too long, the pugs session will time out.
  • The total number of sessions and number of sessions from a given IP address are limited.
  • Memory available to pugs is severely limited.

The current values relating to the above restrictions are:

  • Total number of sessions: 50
  • Inactivity time-out: 10 minutes
  • “Long” call time-out: 10 seconds
  • Sessions per IP: 10
  • Available memory: 64M.

All of these are open to change if they would prove to be too restrictive.

runpugs is a very young project, and there will certainly be some bugs. Some known issues are:

  • Unicode is not supported.
  • There is no command history.

You can find the source code for runpugs (in Perl 5) in the pugs subversion repository under /misc/runpugs.

Thank you for trying pugs and runpugs!

Now we can all learn Perl (to an extent) from the comfort of our browsers.

Good on ya Pugs!!



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