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NAME ^

README.epoc - Perl for EPOC

SYNOPSIS ^

Perl 5 README file for the EPOC Release 5 operating system.

INTRODUCTION ^

EPOC is an OS for palmtops and mobile phones. For more information look at: http://www.symbian.com/

This is a port of perl to the epocemx SDK by Eberhard Mattes, which itself uses the SDK by symbian. Essentially epocemx it is a POSIX look alike environment for the EPOC OS. For more information look at: http://epocemx.sourceforge.net/

perl and epocemx runs on Epoc Release 5 machines: Psion 5mx, 5mx Pro, Psion Revo, Psion Netbook and on the Ericsson M128. It may run on Epoc Release 3 Hardware (Series 5 classic), too. For more information about this hardware please refer to http://www.psion.com/

Vendors which like to have support for their devices are free to send me a sample.

INSTALLING PERL ON EPOC ^

You can download a ready-to-install version from http://www.oflebbe.de/perl/perl5.html

You will need at least ~6MB free space in order to install and run perl.

Please install the emxusr.sis package from http://epocemx.sourceforge.net/ first.

Install perl.sis on the EPOC machine. If you do not know how to do that, consult your PsiWin documentation.

Perl itself and its standard library is using 4 MB disk space. Unicode support and some other modules are left out. (For details, please look into epoc/createpkg.pl). If you like to use these modules, you are free to copy them from a current perl release.

STARTING PERL ON EPOC ^

Please use the epocemx shell to start perl. perl integrates with the conventions of epocemx.

Features of Perl on Epoc

The built-in function EPOC::getcwd returns the current directory.

Restrictions of Perl on Epoc

Features are left out, because of restrictions of the POSIX support in EPOC:

Compiling Perl 5 on the EPOC cross compiling environment

Sorry, this is far too short.

SUPPORT STATUS OF PERL ON EPOC ^

I'm offering this port "as is". You can ask me questions, but I can't guarantee I'll be able to answer them. Since the port to epocemx is quite new, please check the web for updates first.

Very special thanks to Eberhard Mattes for epocemx.

AUTHOR ^

Olaf Flebbe <olaf@oflebbe.de> http://www.oflebbe.de/perl/perl5.html

LAST UPDATE ^

2003-01-18

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