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

by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor)
on Jul 26, 2006 at 01:06 UTC ( #563679=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

My original reason for switching to Perl wasn't one of the choices listed in the poll....

For me it all started when I was writing a series of scripts to manage my backups. At one point I had a few dozen Bourne shell scripts with all sorts of piping going on between grep, awk, sed, tr, and a few other Unix commands. My chosen project had already started to become unmanageable.

When I was introduced to Perl by way of several postings on Usenet I discovered that I could simplify my project into one master script. No calling out to and piping to and from awk, sed and all sorts of other stuff. Oh yeah... and the pattern matching stuff was neat.

When Object Oriented Programming was introduced to Perl a while back I was really off to the races!

Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg
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