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Re: What got you interested in Perl?

by belg4mit (Prior)
on Dec 29, 2001 at 11:34 UTC ( #135090=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to What got you interested in Perl?

I had had just been introduced to Athena (née Project Athena) and doing lots of cshell scripting (please, I don't need pointers to "Csh considered harmful"). And I came across a wrapper for zephyr. Zephyr is MIT's "instant messaging" service that long predates AIM, ICQ, et al. It's also used at CMU and a few other places. Anyways, the wrapper chose a random signature from a flatfile for these messages, and I wanted to add features that the author was opposed to so I slowly figured out how to do it myself ;-).

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perl -pe "s/\b;([st])/'\1/mg"

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[marioroy]: Is List::Util::XS a core Perl module?
[stevieb]: corelist List::Util::XS says "List::Util::XS was first released with perl v5.10.1"
[stevieb]: so yes, since v5.10.1 :)
[MidLifeXis]: According to [metaperl:// corelist], Perl 5.10.1
Lady_Aleena blurbles. One of her favorite modiles is now in "maintenance mode" in favor of a new fangled module.
[MidLifeXis]: D'oh. Slow out of the gate.
[marioroy]: Thanks stevieb, MidLifeXis.
[MidLifeXis]: corelist Typo. Wow. Time to go, fingers are malfunctioning.
[marioroy]: Thanks MidLifeXis. Leaned another thing about Perl. Wow.

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