svn commit: trunk/busybox/docs/busybox.net

landley at busybox.net landley at busybox.net
Fri Sep 1 17:38:23 UTC 2006


Author: landley
Date: 2006-09-01 10:38:23 -0700 (Fri, 01 Sep 2006)
New Revision: 16024

Log:
Walter Harms contributed a section on scripting languages.  (I trimmed it
a bit.)


Modified:
   trunk/busybox/docs/busybox.net/tinyutils.html


Changeset:
Modified: trunk/busybox/docs/busybox.net/tinyutils.html
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--- trunk/busybox/docs/busybox.net/tinyutils.html	2006-09-01 08:10:44 UTC (rev 16023)
+++ trunk/busybox/docs/busybox.net/tinyutils.html	2006-09-01 17:38:23 UTC (rev 16024)
@@ -27,13 +27,6 @@
  <td>SMTP</td>
  <td><a href="ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/s/ssmtp/">ssmtp</a> is an extremely simple MTA.</td>
 </tr>
-
-<tr>
- <td>Microperl</td>
- <td><a href=http://www.foo.be/docs/tpj/issues/vol5_3/tpj0503-0003.html>microperl</a> is a small standalone perl interpreter that can be built from the perl sources via "make -f Makefile.micro".  If you really feel the need for perl on an embedded system, this is where to start.  (If you just want a small embedded
-scripting language to write _new_ code in,
-<a href=http://www.lua.org/pil/>Lua</a> seems popular for this purpose</a>.</td>
-</tr>
 </table>
 
 <p>In a gui environment, you'll probably want a web browser.
@@ -42,6 +35,42 @@
 requires GTK+, but not Gnome.  Or you can try the <a href="http://links.twibright.com/">graphical
 version of links</a>.</p>
 
+<h3>SCRIPTING LANGUAGES</h3>
+<p>Although busybox has built-in support for shell scripts, plenty of other
+small scripting languages are available on the net.  A few examples:</p>
+<table>
+<tr>
+<th><language></th>
+<th><description></th>
+</tr>
+<tr>
+<td> <a href=http://www.foo.be/docs/tpj/issues/vol5_3/tpj0503-0003.html>microperl</a> </td>
+<td> A small standalone perl interpreter that can be built from the perl source
+s via "make -f Makefile.micro".  If you really feel the need for perl on an embe
+dded system, this is where to start.
+</tr>
+<tr>
+
+<td><a href=http://www.lua.org/pil/>Lua</a></td>
+<td>If you just want a small embedded scripting language to write <em>new</en>
+code in, this Brazilian import is lightweight, fairly popular, and has
+a complete book about it online.</td>
+</tr>
+
+<tr>
+<td><a href= http://www.star.le.ac.uk/%7Etjg/rc/>rc</a></td>
+<td>The PLAN9 shell.  Not compatible with conventional bourne shell syntax,
+but fairly lightweight and small.</td>
+</tr>
+
+</tr>
+<tr>
+<td><a href=http://www.forth.org>forth</a></td>
+<td>A well known language for fast and small programs, decades old but still
+in use for everything from OpenBIOS to computer controlled engine timing.</td>
+</tr>
+</table>
+
 <p>For more information, you probably want to look at
 <a href=http://buildroot.uclibc.org>buildroot</a> and
 <a href=http://gentoo-wiki.com/TinyGentoo>TinyGentoo</a>, which




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