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Re: Last Script. What now?

by logan (Curate)
on Nov 25, 2002 at 05:42 UTC ( #215570=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Last Script. What now?

Remember perl's strengths. Remember what perl does that C can't. Remember the original reason perl was created.

Every once in a while, I get an assignment to write some quick and dirty tool for a specific task. About half the time, it's about text parsing. Maybe it's checking filesize, or measuring a specific parameter from netstat, or pulling a string from a web page. With perl, I can hack something together fast fast fast. Need a wrapper around a command? Perl. Need to parse a logfile? Perl.

Perl allows you to code fast, on the fly. Perl handles text parsing better than anything else. Keep perl for the little projects, the little tools that make your job easier. Show your people something cool, and they'll come around.

"What do I want? I'm an American. I want more."

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