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Re: Quick & dirty reasons to love Perl

by AcidHawk (Vicar)
on Apr 16, 2004 at 06:02 UTC ( #345650=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Quick & dirty reasons to love Perl

I think my name should be The Quick, The Dirty and The Ugly.

I have a boss that will be busy with something and suddenly stop and ask me to whack a script together quickly to do something for him... 7 times out of 10 I come straight to Perlmonks the other 3 times I can basterdise something I have done earlier.. (I keep everything)

The other day he wanted to test a Windows event log reader and needed to have certain events in the Event Log. A while ago I did a piece that did exactally that in a test so I could incorporate it in my Windows applications for error logging. In 30 secs I had added getop (which I had in another old test script) to the test code and "ta-da-aaa" a script that could take command line args and write them to any of the Windows event logs with the relevant Event ID's etc. etc.

Solved the bosses problem in no time. This is ONE example but there must be many ...You gotta love something that makes you look soo effecient...

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