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Re: format conversion, please help

by ww (Bishop)
on Apr 06, 2013 at 19:04 UTC ( #1027293=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to format conversion, please help

If "ugly is as ugly does," your code ain't ugly.

That's not to say you're wrong is assuming there are more perl-ish ways, especially including those that don't require recourse to a system utility, line 5, "$header=`cut -f1,2,$_ ...." But whether those are more effective, more elegant or less "ugly" is pretty much in the eye of the beholder... and what amounts to self-deprecation is far from obligatory. Remember,


Maybe you'll consider labeling your issues with code that works, as a search for other ways to do it.

If you didn't program your executable by toggling in binary, it wasn't really programming!

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