POGL - A Portable Perl Binding for OpenGL
POGL is an OpenGL Perl module written in C using Perl XS.
This module requires properly installed OpenGL drivers and libs to run, and
GLUT for proper installation. You can download GLUT source and binaries from
Go to Downloads for POGL source and
Windows binary distributions (PPMs).
The POGL team in collaboration with the ImageMagick team has added APIs
that provide tight integration between POGL and PerlMagick.
POGL is also interoperable with the FFmpeg module for use with video.
POGL's performance is comparable to C language bindings
For online services (using mod_perl or ISAPI), Perl generally
runs much faster than Java.
This is due to several factors:
POGL is a compiled binary
GPUs do most of the heavy-lifting in hardware
Perl is optimized for string handling, such as loading shader code
POGL shares C buffers with other modules, such as PerlMagick
Requires no compiling, reducing development/testing time
No IDE; developers use familiar/convenient editors
Portable - simplifying distributed projects
Perl has a large amount of OpenSource code to leverage
Perl is more portable to C/C++ than Python or Ruby