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Re: Wish Setup would accept my Perl
- From: Warren Young <warren at etr-usa dot com>
- To: The Vulgar and Unprofessional Cygwin-Talk List <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2007 14:47:07 -0700
- Subject: Re: Wish Setup would accept my Perl
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Dave Korn wrote:
Heh, how can you tell the difference? Perl basically IS the shell, plus awk
and sed, all wrapped up into a kind-of-a-language lucky dip/grabbag/jumble
Uh, 15 years ago maybe. Many's the time I've started with a shell
script happily, then evolved it over time until it had to be rewritten
in Perl. Each tool in its place.
Even if we accept that there's nothing you can do in Perl that you can't
do in an amalgam of sed/perl/sh, it's a pretty silly argument. bc is
Turing-complete, too, so why don't we just write everything in that?