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Re: Why Perl?

by 5mi11er (Deacon)
on Jul 17, 2013 at 16:18 UTC ( #1044860=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Why Perl?

If you're attempting to get people to move to perl away from what they use now, that may not go over very well.

What I would suggest is to stress that you're giving them a taste of another tool that is available to them and I suspect it will go over better, and you might come away with one or two people to actually want to try it out; that's better than the n people who will resist if you try to force it on them (where n is the number of people in your group).

If you get 1 or 2 who have success in the short term, that may prompt others to take a closer look, but I suspect your AWK guy is probably not ever going to be persuaded.


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Re^2: Why Perl?
by Preceptor (Deacon) on Jul 17, 2013 at 16:49 UTC

    I've got a mix - some who don't know scripting at all, some who've 'done a bit of shell' and a few others that have done some amazing hacky monstrosities in shell. (which works, but only as long as no one sneezes anywhere near). I'm not trying to convert them - not entirely - more give them an opportunity to learn something that might be useful. I think there's definite advantages to a fairly standard approach, but failing that at least _some_ mutual understanding is useful/necessary. (And I'm not planning on stopping with Perl, just because someone else has only seen VBS).

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