wxPerl is a Perl distribution developed by Mattia Barbon that allows a Perl program to use the wxWidgets GUI toolkit. If you don't know anything about Perl or wxWidgets, you may find a short explanation below. If you want to learn more, go to wxWidgets and Perl sites. In short wxPerl allows you to write portable GUI applications in Perl, using the wxWidgets object oriented interface.


wxWidgets gives you a single, easy-to-use API for writing GUI applications on multiple platforms. Link with the appropriate library for your platform (Windows/Unix/Mac) and compiler (almost any popular C++ compiler), and your application will adopt the look and feel appropriate to that platform. On top of great GUI functionality, wxWidgets gives you: online help, network programming, streams, clipboard and drag and drop, multithreading, image loading and saving in a variety of popular formats, database support, HTML viewing and printing, and much much more.


What is Perl? Perl is an interpreted high-level programming language developed by Larry Wall. According to Larry, he included in Perl all the cool features found in other languages and left out those features that weren't so cool.

Perl has been the premier scripting language of the Web for some time. However, Perl is widely used as a rapid prototyping language and a "glue" language that makes it possible for different systems to work well together. Perl is popular with system administrators who use it for an infinite number of automation tasks.

Perl's roots are in UNIX but you will find Perl on a wide range of computing platforms. Because Perl is an interpreted language, Perl programs are highly portable across systems.

Finally, Perl is more than a programming language. It is a part of the Internet culture. It is a very creative way of thinking about almost anything.