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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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[erix]: hey planetscape :)
[planetscape]: howdy stonecolddevin, erix
[Sinistral]: eric Aye. I thought I typed that wrong. All hail Randall! I listen to him on FLOSS Weekly
[Discipulus]: i think his vacuus, trombon like, absence of meaning, joined with a ostentatious style, after many years irritates the most
[erix]: easy to get wrong -- I guess that was sund's point, too :P
[Discipulus]: planetscape welcome back! (or is well comeback?)
[Discipulus]: fore every 2 good old monks that come back, we will accept 1 clinical
[planetscape]: Might be "well, come back!" Discipulus ;-)
[stonecolddevin]: that's a 2.0 k/d ratio, i'll take it

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