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RE: Perl, God's Swiss Army Knife of the Web

by barndoor (Pilgrim)
on Jul 13, 2000 at 19:56 UTC ( #22405=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl, God's Swiss Army Knife of the Web

And it's not just the web. I've never written a web app in Perl but use it every day as a powerful alternative to shell scripts. All my system scripts and batches are written in Perl. The programmers Swiss Army Chainsaw (whatever your coding)
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RE: RE: Perl, God's Swiss Army Knife of the Web
by redmist (Deacon) on Jul 14, 2000 at 02:46 UTC
    I agree. I too have never written an internet app. However, I find Perl very well-suited for general purpose programming (maybe that's why it's a general purpose prgramming language). It is very diverse and very powerful. OK I am going to stop kissing Perls ass now.

RE: RE: Perl, God's Swiss Army Knife of the Web
by gaggio (Friar) on Jul 13, 2000 at 20:37 UTC
    Yes, this is certainly true. I took the web as my example, because this is without doubt what makes my relationship with Perl a success, but knowing a little about the text file handling capabilities of Perl, the launching of processes, the fact that you can even write a Win32 evil-application in Perl proves what you just said: Perl is a chainsaw and with lots of horse power.

    I have also heard some programmers claiming that Perl is sexy, but this is another story :-)

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