Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
XP is just a number

Re: Since I discovered Perl, I've given up:

by talexb (Canon)
on May 22, 2007 at 15:23 UTC ( #616788=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Since I discovered Perl, I've given up:

Writing frustratingly similar C programs to fiddle with flat-file databases, and composing tortuous awk scripts.

I do miss writing in C -- there's nothing like writing a blindingly fast piece of code, but it does take some doing to get it right. Perl has utterly spoiled me from going back. And awk was a lot of fun ("Wow! This is *so* cool!") to learn, but it quickly became limiting -- like wanting to put the entire program into the BEGIN block because I didn't actually want to process any lines of input, just do other stuff.

Alex / talexb / Toronto

"Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

Comment on Re: Since I discovered Perl, I've given up:

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://616788]
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others pondering the Monastery: (9)
As of 2015-11-27 11:06 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?

    What would be the most significant thing to happen if a rope (or wire) tied the Earth and the Moon together?

    Results (724 votes), past polls