I am going to work on building a database application. One part of this is parsing pdf files which will feed the data into the database. Will be using SQLite build it C which has wrappers for Perl so there's not problem there.
From what I understand, Perl is a scripting language. From what I've read you make a file and feed it through an interpreter to make things run. (excuse the untechnical language).
I want to build an executable program and have thought of using perl because it seems to be good for reading files etc. Also I would assume from what I've read it would be a good language to use around d'bases. Is this correct?
Can I easily make executable files using perl or is it really complicated. I was originally going to use C++ but like what I've read about perl so far.
Any advice is welcome. If you can suggest any good books on perl (especially around making executables) as well it would be much appreciated. Also, which compiler should I use? Are there good free ones out there. Allot of questions I know. Thanks in advance.