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Re: How long have you been using Perl?

by stefp (Vicar)
on May 18, 2004 at 12:31 UTC ( #354239=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How long have you been using Perl?

I use perl since at least 1989 if I judge by some of my advocacy postings. But I can't find perl code written by me before 1991 when I did post to soc.culture.french a script that listed all the words including all the vowels from a French dictionnary. It deals with diacritic characters:

perl -e 'while(<>) {
   if(m/y/&&m/u/&&m/o/&&m/i/&&m/a/&&m/e/){ s/'\''`//;push(@a,$_);}
print sort{length($a)<=>length($b)||$a cmp $b;}@a'
It was posted as a one liner but I broke it in many lines because I hate code that obliges you to horizontally scroll a page. Today, I would use modifiers and drop parenthesis here and there but would not write it very differently.

-- stefp

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