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'Best Sample Perl Scripts' Posted on Microsoft Site

by davebaker (Monk)
on Jul 15, 2005 at 15:55 UTC ( #475265=perlnews: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Lookie -- I had never seen this before --

The Script Center Script Repository: Sample Perl Scripts

"The Script Repository categorizes the best sample scripts designed to run on Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. The categories listed below connect you to sample scripts written using Perl for Windows." [See http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/scripts/perl/default.mspx.]

[On another page, Microsoft recommends use of the ActiveState Perl distribution.]

"And if you’d like to see all the Perl scripts, without having to click through all the categories, then visit the Master Index page for Perl scripts" [which is at] http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/scripts/perl/prlindex.mspx

Comment on 'Best Sample Perl Scripts' Posted on Microsoft Site
Re: 'Best Sample Perl Scripts' Posted on Microsoft Site
by holli (Monsignor) on Jul 15, 2005 at 18:12 UTC
    That was already announced here.


    holli, /regexed monk/
Re: 'Best Sample Perl Scripts' Posted on Microsoft Site
by jdporter (Canon) on Jul 15, 2005 at 18:35 UTC

    What I find depressing is that all 112 programs in the index do nothing more than simple reporting
    (at least based on their titles: they all say "List ...")

    Wouldn't it be nice if the perl hackers at Microsoft used perl for more active/interactive purposes as well?

      They probably mean the language language Perll, which stands for: Practical Extraction, Reporting and Listing Language. Funny to see that their creativity is limited to generating lists of useless stuff ...
        Well, (a) I'm not saying the stuff they're listing is useless, and (b) reporting and listing are synonymous here, and (c) that apocryphal acronymic expansion touches only the tip of the iceberg of what perl is capable of. (Not that I'm trying to be argumentative...)
        I think they are actually using PERL :)
        Ted
        --
        "That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved."
          --Ralph Waldo Emerson
Re: 'Best Sample Perl Scripts' Posted on Microsoft Site
by tcf03 (Deacon) on Jul 15, 2005 at 19:00 UTC
    Funny - not one use strict; or use warnings;. Go figure...

    Ted
    --
    "That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved."
      --Ralph Waldo Emerson
      I think that's company culture. We have to respect that.
Re: 'Best Sample Perl Scripts' Posted on Microsoft Site
by CountZero (Bishop) on Jul 16, 2005 at 12:48 UTC
    I guess these scripts are all automatically generated by that Scriptomatic engine. Hence no use strict etc.

    CountZero

    "If you have four groups working on a compiler, you'll get a 4-pass compiler." - Conway's Law

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