[clug] Appropriate language for a task...

Jason j.lee.nielsen at gmail.com
Mon Sep 1 05:52:13 GMT 2008

You might want to give pygame a try, http://www.pygame.org it will do everything you want I think in a nice cross platform kind of way.

Never had to do something with millisecond accuracy though so don't know how well an interpreted language will cope with that, never know when those pesky garbage collectors are going to wake up or so I remember being told many years ago, might be fixed as an issue by now.

Jason Nielsen

On Mon, 01 Sep 2008 15:33:50 +1000, Andrew Janke <a.janke at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am hoping that someone can tell me what to use.  I need to write
> something that can/has:
>    * milisecond accuracy
>    * display images/boxes/text (in fullscreen)
>    * work/stop/go/wait based upon keyboard/USB/TTL inputs (and record them)
>    * play sounds
>    * possibly on a Winderz/Mac Laptop (but initially Ubuntu based)
> For a quick hack I am thinking PERL::HighRes + PERL::SDL.  Either that
> or this might be a good reason to learn a bit more of python/ruby...
> The "sleuthfull" amongst us will deduce that I am thinking of writing
> something for fMRI paradigm/stimulus delivery. I have searched high
> and low for something that is GPL/free/extensible to that point that I
> want and have come up with nothing but air.
> Comments appreciated.
> ta

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