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Re: MUMPS Array Subscripts Parsing Via RegEx

by scorpio17 (Abbot)
on May 14, 2012 at 20:41 UTC ( #970509=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Re^2: MUMPS Array Subscripts Parsing Via RegEx
by Clovis_Sangrail (Beadle) on May 16, 2012 at 14:50 UTC

    That has got to be the best name for a website that I've seen in a long, long, time! I like the idea of a daily WTF...

    Perhaps out of a general sense of respect for ones elders, I have a more charitable attitude towards Mumps than does the author of the article you reference. I do not dispute the various uglynesses he describes, but I believe that they were much less relevant when the language was created, back when the main consideration was shoehorning code into very tiny amounts of memory.

    The place where I'm at now extensively uses the GT.M implementation of Mumps (FIS, they own it), and they tell me it's rock-solid and blindingly fast, they have to wait for Oracle to catch up to it when interfacing with customers who use Oracle. I don't really understand it, but apparently they don't write big programs in the Mumps language, they write DB interfaces that they call with Java.

Re^2: MUMPS Array Subscripts Parsing Via RegEx
by planetscape (Chancellor) on May 16, 2012 at 16:20 UTC



Re^2: MUMPS Array Subscripts Parsing Via RegEx
by furry_marmot (Pilgrim) on May 15, 2012 at 22:18 UTC
    I shuddered and emitted audible gasps as I read that...

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[Corion]: If all else fails, Spreadsheet::XLSX should be "installable" by manually copying the files, provided that the prerequisites are met
[thezip]: It fails in the "formatted 2-digit numeric" tests
[thezip]: Okay Corion, that's what I wanted to hear. Thanks!
[Corion]: Oh, a test failure... Just force-install it then? --force and potentially --notest to skip the tests alltogether ?
[ambrus]: thezip: is Activestate Perl usable for your scenario instead?
[MidLifeXis]: Yeah, --notest is good, not sure I would do --force.
[thezip]: It fails 2/10 tests in that group. What are the ramifications if I force it? What should I look for for?
[thezip]: I've migrated from ActiveState to Strawberry. No going back...
[thezip]: I'll try the --notest arg first when I get back from meetings (after lunch).
[thezip]: Thanks guys for your comments! :-)

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