Topic: How to execute a Perl script in rails ?
I would like to build a web application able to analyse an uploaded file and then display the results.
My problem is that the analysis part will be composed of Perl scripts. I don't know anything about Perl (the script will be created by my client's team which only know that language) and I can't figure out where to start to execute a Perl script with Rails.
For information, the Perl scripts analyse the file and create an XML that Rails will use to display the information
In brief, here is what I would like to achieve :
Upload a file (Rails) => Launch the Perl analysis script (Rails) => File analysis (Perl) => Display the results (Rails)
Is it possible for Rails to use some Perl ? If yes, how can we execute a Perl script with rails ? Is the solution has something to do with CGI (I don't know anything about what this can be either) ?
Thanks in advance, for those that will take the time to answer my question.