in reply to Comparison between Perl and Ksh

Well your manager may be a moron, but I'm not sure "all the guys that like perl a lot say that it is better." will be very convincing....

Maybe it would be convincing to post to a shell scripting group so you can say. "The guys on the shell group say if you ***must*** pick one, perl is better."

It sounds kinda empirical to say stuff like:

CPAN has __ hundred thousand modules and libraries, all with search able on line, documentation and the biggest shell script repository has ___ hundred scripts.

Perl is more secure it has sandboxes like java and taint mode, and only interpolates once.

There are ____ books on perl at O'Relly and ___ books on shell

It takes ___ human (manager) readable lines of perl to do task ____ x and ____ lines of funky shell to do the same task

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Re: Comparison between Perl and Ksh
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 08, 2002 at 15:08 UTC
    Another good manager-oriented comparison is:

    There are ____ (517) listings for Perl programmers on (or wherever), ____ (24) listings for ksh programmers. More people are using Perl these days than ksh, and longer term, it'll be easier and probably cheaper to find a Perl programmer to maintain the code than a ksh programmer.

    Managers like hearing that 'other people are doing it.'