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Re^2: [OT] Perl / Computer Science Science Fair Projects

by amarquis (Curate)
on Sep 08, 2008 at 17:09 UTC ( #709812=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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I was thinking about how she'd visualize whatever she ended up doing, and as cool as having a gui would be it would probably be a lot for her to learn. Maybe I'll install Apache with her and then and let her go to town with a web interface if she needs interaction. She already has strong skills with html/css, so that seems like a natural fit.

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Re^3: [OT] Perl / Computer Science Science Fair Projects
by GrandFather (Saint) on Sep 08, 2008 at 21:44 UTC

    I strongly advise using a gui such as Tk. Sure there is some learning to do, but the amount of code involved is likely to be much less and more directly pertinent to providing the UI than anything CGI based. There is a larger disconnect between code and effect in CGI than using a gui like Tk which makes the creation of the code and debugging it harder.

    Heh, maybe there's your science project right there - test the assertion that a Tk based gui is easier to develop than a CGI based one. Metrics in terms of time spent, lines of code, perceived difficulty, ease of maintenance, ...

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