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Re: How has Perl helped you?

by webfiend (Vicar)
on May 17, 2005 at 19:35 UTC ( #457967=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How has Perl helped you?

To put it simply, Perl revived my interest in programming, after my brain had been hammered beyond recognition by C and C++ code (all of which I've blissfully forgotten since).

On the more pragmatic side, Perl routinely pays my rent, buys my food, and helps me spoil my fiancee with various luxuries. Sometimes I wonder what I can do to return the favor.

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[erix]: (SCNR)
[ELISHEVA]: I may have to resort to SOPW - but was hoping that this would be something simple
[erix]: I'd just remove the BOM, it is pretty simple
[ELISHEVA]: Simple yes. and I did consider that. but this isn't one off . An important data source that I don't control is generating bom prefixed utf8 files and I'd rather not have to be munging files every few months.
[erix]: on teh other hand a SOPW is pretty much garanteed to get an answer from tux (and probably the module fixed)
[ELISHEVA]: plus it bugs me that something that *should* be simple, *should* work- unicode and noms aren't exactly the new kids on the block
[ELISHEVA]: well then since the obvious possible mistakes on my part have been ruled out, SOPW it is.
[ELISHEVA]: the data source, or one of them, is the OECD - they provide a *lot* of data that ought to be easily available to perl programmers.
[erix]: it might be cunning to mention the module in the title... :)
[ELISHEVA]: fancy that - a title that actually describes the problem :-)

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