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Re: New to PERL but how is this better than DOS?

by ikegami (Pope)
on Feb 13, 2007 at 21:03 UTC ( #599781=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to New to PERL but how is this better than DOS?

I'm assuming you mean batch files?

Scripting languages such as a batch files serve a different purpose than programming languages. You can't compare a particular scripting language to a particular programming language. Inevitably, the difference you'd find would be the differences between all scripting languages and all programming languages.

By the way, as for as batch files go, they're a very weak and poor scripting language. bash script can accomplish more with much less difficulty. I remember using the date command and a dynamically generated batch file to input text from the user into a variable. How silly is that? We have set /p now, but that's just one example.

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