in reply to Unix shell versus Perl
Portable anything is difficult, the question is how difficult.
If you give me the option of porting a shell script and a Perl script to a win32 environment, I'll take Perl. It's still not a fun job, but at least it isn't a painful job.
Once (shame on you!)
Twice (shame on me!)
More often than I'd like to be
All the time
Just when answering stupid polls
Who you callin' a fool?
I refuse to vote in this ridiculous poll
Results (431 votes). Check out past polls.