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Re^2: Modules as executable scripts?

by Anonymous Monk
on Mar 16, 2017 at 17:18 UTC ( #1184908=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Modules as executable scripts?
in thread Modules as executable scripts?

"This flexibility is a common feature in Python ..."

And who needs it? Here's what you cannot do in Python that you can in Perl and Ruby: run Python as an ad hoc filter. So there is that. If you are trying to say Python is better than Perl then you just failed.

perl -pi.bak -e's/foo/bar/g' python.txt
You can't do that in Python! But you can run a .pm file as a script if you are dumb enough to think that's a good thing.

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Re^3: Modules as executable scripts?
by gerases (Sexton) on Mar 17, 2017 at 01:57 UTC
    I think it will work through a symlink. I.e., /bin/something -> path_to_pm

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