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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[8]: Why perl? Perl = Unix's "Lingua Franca".
by sergio on Thu 16th Jul 2015 02:53 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Why perl?"
sergio
Member since:
2005-07-06

IMHO perl is fine for small utilities and scripting, which is how I use it; I even prefer perl to bash any day! But I think the general consensus would be to avoid it for general large scale application development.


You have a VERY strong point here!!!

If you are an unix admin you cannot relay on Bash to create your script because Bash is only used by default in Linux (and Solaris 11). BSDs, HP-UX, AIX don't use Bash by default (much of them don't have Bash even installed!!)

Linux people think that the world ends with Linux and everything is Python... well, that's not true at all.

Perl is the only tool that allows you to write real multiplatform scripts, that's why almost every Unix admin in the world use it every day.

People who say "Perl is useless" have no idea of what they are talking about. It doesn't surprise me btw.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Ever heard of ksh?

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