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Re: I first became interested in Perl because...

by Velaki (Chaplain)
on Jul 24, 2006 at 11:34 UTC ( #563239=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to I first became interested in Perl because...

Grep. Sed. Awk.

After using a greater number of invocations of them in a single shellscript, I became aware of this new, budding language called Perl. Best glue language I'd seen.

Over the years, I kept using this blossoming language, especially for quick reporting.

It's still my favorite language, and it has matured to include a great many features never conceived of in the beginning. I still write one-liners with it, and some of those are sometimes humorous.

"Perl. There is no substitute."

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Re^2: I first became interested in Perl because...
by Happy-the-monk (Abbot) on Jul 30, 2006 at 10:33 UTC

    Grep. Sed. Awk.

    same here, but actually my employer made me, too.

    And missing from the list: hashs, hashs, hashs (not arrays) all the way made things so dreamily %easy.

    Cheers, Sören

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