exiftool / reading WMV meta information
I found a really nice package on CPAN called Image::ExifTool and I was
wondering if their is some clean way of calling Perl code from Ruby? I
couldn't find anything on rubyforge that did as good a job as this did.
The other option is a port, but I am concerned about keeping a 60k line
perl module in sync with a ruby version. Does anyone have any advice
for porting/maintaining an active project in a different language?
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Re: exiftool / reading WMV meta information
quoth the Eric Kolve:
> I found a really nice package on CPAN called Image::ExifTool and I was
> wondering if their is some clean way of calling Perl code from Ruby? I
> couldn't find anything on rubyforge that did as good a job as this did.
Is the only way I can think of, but I don't suppose that meats your definit=
> The other option is a port, but I am concerned about keeping a 60k line
> perl module in sync with a ruby version. Does anyone have any advice
> for porting/maintaining an active project in a different language?
I ported a Perl lib to Ruby. It was not nearly ~60000 lines, more like ~800=
I was actually trying to implement a spec, and was struggling with that, th=
I found the Perl library that implements the spec. To tell the truth, from=
the beginning I was not that interested in cloning the Perl lib at all, I=20
just used it as a starting point.
I do not expect I will try to keep my lib in sync with the original Perl on=
in the slightest. It already carries the functionality I originally require=
so at this point I will just plug away and add any new functionality as I=20
find the time and motivation.
So: I don't think you should necessarily resign yourself to keeping your po=
strictly 'in sync' with the original. Just follow it to keep abreast of=20
changes in exif format and whatnot. Otherwise, use the Perl code as a=20
starting point like myself, then make it your own. If the code is=20
useful/helpful enough, and you place it in rubyforge you may find yourself=
getting some help from the community.=20
darren kirby :: Part of the problem since 1976 :: http://badcomputer.org
"...the number of UNIX installations has grown to 10, with more expected..."
=2D Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, June 1972
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