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Re: The code I'm most proud of is:

by wfsp (Abbot)
on Mar 01, 2010 at 17:26 UTC ( #825959=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The code I'm most proud of is:

Often the small one offs.

Last week someone was struggling to merge a few hundred names and addresses into letters. His source was a Word doc containing a two column table. He fought Word but Word won. :-) I was able to knock it into a csv file and within half an hour he was merging with ease. Perl won!

It was satisfying that everyone told him, "Oh, give it to wfsp he'll sort that out." And he bought me a couple of pints. :-)

Now, as for the people who think a spreadsheet is squared paper...

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[SuicideJunkie]: Just wait; someday soon, you'll be given a DB with unicode emojis in the column names.
[Corion]: marinersk: Well, I have done select statements like select sum(foo) as "Total Amount", ..., but to have a table like that makes me shudder
[Corion]: SuicideJunkie: :-D
[marinersk]: SuicideJunkie LOL
[choroba]: Woohoo! Fixed a test that hasn't run for 3 years.
[marinersk]: Corion Yes, sometimes whitespace in column headers is acceptable, but I still consider it be less than desireable if that query might get revectored for an ETL-esque process...
[marinersk]: choroba++
[choroba]: it's a long running test, so it's normally skipped unless an env var is set
[choroba]: nobody has been bothered to set the variable in the last 3 years

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