>> Next time, educate yourself before blindly insisting that Perl is the right tool for the job.
Our project is written in Java and I don't insist that it should be re-written in perl just because I think perl is better. I don't advocate to blindly use of any technology
In this particular case, perl *is* the right tool for the job because we plan to support only HPUX or may be windows... and perl runs quite fine on them
When I have more time, I will re-write the same program in perl and then demostrate it to my colleague on how much better the perl program is than his shell script. That is one way I hope to convince them.
After reading this post I realize that I shouldn't have given the impression shell scripts suck...(When I saw if statements ending with a fi, I laughed and laughed)
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