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Original OSNews Interviews From Linux Voice: "Perl 6 has been 15 years in the making, and is now due to be released at the end of this year. We speak to its creator to find out what’s going on."
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RE: Why perl?
by sergio on Wed 15th Jul 2015 17:30 UTC in reply to "Why perl?"
sergio
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Availability and compatibility. It's very useful today for all unix admins.

I still use Perl because it's installed by default in almost all unix flavors (even the very old ones).

If I create a Perl script I know it will run in Solaris, AIX, HP-UX and Linux without the need of installing anything. That's a bless if you support heterogeneous unix environments.

Python is very popular in the Linux world and It's a pretty language yes, but it's not so common in the Unix world. I don't like Perl, but It saved my ass so many times.

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