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Re:x4 Favorite programming language, other than Perl: (awk!)

by jmcnamara (Monsignor)
on May 07, 2002 at 12:42 UTC ( #164611=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread Favorite programming language, other than Perl:

These days I still find myself using awk for one-liners

A few months ago I was going to post a golf competition based on the one-liners at the beginning of The Awk Programming Language. A sort of awk versus Perl.

However, when I tried it myself I couldn't out-golf any of the awk solutions.

I am very fond of awk. It stirs emotions in me like memories of an old sweetheart.


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[ambrus]: was this bug: https://rt.cpan. org/Public/Bug/ Display.html?id= 59814
[Corion]: ambrus: Oh - that one would be much harder to automate... The SYNOPSIS section should mostly be a runnable program IMO, but I write only small snippets in my documentation for single functions/methods, and creating the appropriate environment for ...
[Corion]: ... those in an automated fashion seems somewhat hard to me. Although it should do wonders for the test coverage ;)
[haukex]: Corion: I once wrote an automated thingy for that here
[haukex]: here's the code that uses it
[Corion]: haukex: Hmm - maybe I can reuse that. I see that it uses Pod::Parser, which I think was one of the more fragile parsers. But if I'm statically (re)generating the tests instead of doing that "live" on the client/tester machines, that's a much smaller...
[Corion]: ... problem space than trying to cater to all versions of Pod::Parser(s)

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