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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

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