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Re^2: Forgetting Syntax, Forgetting logic, Heck, Should I even try keep learning Perl??

by Anonymous Monk
on Dec 18, 2012 at 20:48 UTC ( #1009450=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Forgetting Syntax, Forgetting logic, Heck, Should I even try keep learning Perl??
in thread Forgetting Syntax, Forgetting logic, Heck, Should I even try keep learning Perl??

I was also 50++ when I first got serious about learning Perl. The worst part was going back and forth across languages. If / test syntax is different for Perl vs. ksh vs. Oracle (my "native tongue"). When substringing, some languages use start_byte,length; others use start_byte, end_byte.

It got a whole lot easier when I decided that, for a while, I'd simply do everything in Perl. So I second the idea that you should try to stop writing shell scripts and create Perl scripts instead.

What type of scripts? Hey, you're a storage admin. Start by creating some scripts that mimic the reporting that EMC / Promise / Sun / whomever have for their disk-carving tool. Create a script into which you can put a slice name, and verify that it's not already allocated to a LUN. Create a script that goes out and identifies slices which are no longer associated with a LUN (maybe their server's being rebuilt). In other words, think about cool tools that'd make your life easier. That's what I did to handle Oracle alert logs, listener logs, /var/adm/message, etc. It works pretty well because all the work you do in Perl saves you from getting headaches outside Perl.


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