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You Used Perl to Write WHAT?!

Jan 29, 2008, 00:15 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Turner)

"We all know that when faced with a job to do, we usually tend to reach for the most familiar tool in our belt. And while perl is certainly a versatile tool, it isn't the right tool for every job.

"Perl is the granddaddy of the open-source scripting languages, with the 1.0 release seeing the light of day way back in 1987. By comparison, PHP wasn't released until 1994, and Python didn't have its 0.9 release until 1991--only the Unix shells themselves have an older pedigree. The O'Reilly 'Camel' book (Programming perl) has been a ubiquitous presence on cubicle bookshelves for decades..."

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