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by GrandFather (Sage)
on May 31, 2005 at 03:02 UTC ( #461912=user: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Grandson and his new sister, August 2008

The node I enjoyed posting most is Ook interpreter
My most spectacularly successful "code in reply" is Fast common substring matching
A lot of people seem to like Utility to capture parameters and perform a task
Some sage advice :-) for SoPW posters who would like answers: I know what I mean. Why don't you?
and a meditation: Flipin good, or a total flop?
and: Ta Da - a PerlMonks markup savy editor

I used to be an electronics technician for the University of Otago (Dunedin, NZ). I'm now part of a software development team writing data capture and analysis software for the product that our company sells. Mostly writing C++, but writing a lot of Perl tools that are used in a wide range of roles in the company. I've used SC/MP, RCA COSMAC (CDP1802), Z80, 8051, 6800 and 6502 assembler, Forth, Basic (many flavours), Logo, SmallTalk, Pascal, Algol 60, Fortran, C, C++, VBA, JS‎crip‎t and Perl. I started using Perl in May 2005 to convert a Word document to TWiki (with pretty successful results) and joined PerlMonks at the end of May.

Oh, and if you haven't already, do read The strictures, according to Seuss!

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[Discipulus]: i have a different opinion: automation is always worth: first i can use Perl (and this is good), then later you can reuse parts to automate others tasks. My $boss everytime say:'how much time you spend doing this?' So generally i present a perl solution
[Corion]: Discipulus: Yes, but the chart gives some limits on whether it's really worth spending time for saving your time. If you gain enjoyment, automating is still great, but it doesn't save time ;)
[Discipulus]: Corion are you would able to realize such thing? O_O
[Corion]: In the same vein I have a script that automates Firefox to enter some data into another system. It's not faster than the people using the script if they were to do it manually, but they prefer not having to check the data and not having typos when ...
[Corion]: ... entering the data
[Corion]: Discipulus: I don't know whether I could really do that, but the init process itself mostly launches other processes, and the whole startup is just following a path of dependencies and making sure they are all running. Which basically is what ...
[Discipulus]: when at work my time is (temporarly) owned by the firm, so i do not care (coworkers whatch movies.. I code Perl)
[Corion]: ... make already does, except for files instead of programs. But maybe with some /proc hackery, that could be eliminated and one could use plain make :-D
[choroba]: systemd just makes is asynchronous
[choroba]: so, make -j

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