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Re: Command-line arguments to command-line Perl

by eyepopslikeamosquito (Chancellor)
on Oct 03, 2010 at 22:21 UTC ( #863209=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Command-line arguments to command-line Perl

I'm curious as to why you need to write a tcsh script at all. Writing scripts in csh (or tcsh) is generally frowned upon; see Csh Programming Considered Harmful for the gory details. Good old /bin/sh is more portable and a generally sounder programming language.

If you possibly can get away with it, however, I strongly urge you to consider writing the whole thing in Perl.

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Re^2: Command-line arguments to command-line Perl
by RecursionBane (Beadle) on Oct 04, 2010 at 05:06 UTC

    eyepopslikeamosquito, I agree with you on this point. I usually script entirely in Perl and shy away from shell scripts on principle.

    In this instance, however, it was necessary to write a one-liner for inclusion in a previously existing shell script that couldn't have dependencies on external Perl scripts. An installation of Perl, however, is guaranteed on all target systems.


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