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[Discuss] perl is dead

Lets get off the religious wars. I used to believe that EMACS was God's on
editor. I more recently switched to Atom. Pearl has its purposes.  Several
years ago I wrote a rather complex bash script, but it became unweildly so
I ported it to tcl/tk. But I then ported it to Python for a number of
business and reasons. Python has a number of good graphics packages, and
moving from tcl to Python was pretty straight forward.  Both Python and
Pearl are excellent scripting languages for solving short term problems.

I think that Rich Braun provided a quick and dirty solution for Rob even
though Rob mentioned Pearl.

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On Oct 10, 2017 2:42 PM, "Richard Pieri" <richard.pieri at> wrote:

> On 10/10/2017 1:50 PM, Bill Ricker wrote:
> > It may come as a surprise, but most GNU/Linux distros still ship Perl
> too.
> > Rumors of Perl's death are greatly exaggerated.
> Perl died the day it started barfing on my "legacy" Perl 4 scripts.
> --
> Rich P.
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