Subject: The MacPerl Pages are online, and a MacPerl book is coming!

The MacPerl Pages ( are a compendium of
advocacy, information, and resource pointers for MacPerl users. If you have
been thinking about investigating MacPerl, drop by the Pages for a visit.

Prime Time Freeware (, the sponsor of the MacPerl
Pages, is performing an experiment in online publishing and collective
review. Draft chapters of PTF’s upcoming book on MacPerl are available on
the MacPerl Pages for analysis and comment. If you’ve been hoping for a
book on MacPerl, here’s a way to make sure you get what you want!


Most technical computer professionals (e.g., engineers, programmers, and
scientists) are familiar with Perl’s existence and with its increasing
popularity in UNIX and other circles. Many, indeed, have used it for CGI
scripting, network administration and programming, data filtering, etc.

Perl’s powerful data structures, module libraries, and general flexibility
have made it popular among programmers, genetic researchers, administrators
of mixed networks, and many other sophisticated users.

MacPerl, a native port of Perl 5 to the Macintosh (both M68K and PPC) is
true freeware; both the source code and the binary executables are freely
redistributable. MacPerl runs under both the Finder and MPW and supports
numerous Mac-related extensions (dialog boxes, AppleScript calls, etc).

Yours, Rich Morin
President, PTF

Rich Morin, Canta Forda Computer Laboratory | Prime Time Freeware – quality
UNIX consulting, training, and writing | freeware at affordable prices
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