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in thread Need advice in for perl use as awk replacement

I would not try to use perl like awk.

Well, I do this quite frequently, but then (a) I am very fluent in Perl, and (b) I can't hardly write a line of awk without consulting the fm. (I used to be fluent in awk, but those parts of my brain have been taken over by Perl, like wasp maggots in a caterpillar.)

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