[clug] Appropriate language for a task...

Brian bnc at astronomicalresearchaustralia.org
Mon Sep 1 07:41:15 GMT 2008

If you really want timing try QNX

Andrew Janke 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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