in reply to Perl losing, unfairly

I can't believe that bash shell wins this contest. Yeah, sh scripts are handy, but Perl is far more useful, and readable.

I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth. flash japh

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Re^2: Perl losing, unfairly
by etcshadow (Priest) on Jun 15, 2004 at 20:17 UTC
    Really, it's combining bash and perl that is great fun. for example:
    [me@host]$ more `which whichpm` #!/bin/sh perl "-M$1" -le '$_=shift; s|::|/|g; print $INC{"$"}' "$1" [me@host]$
    Writing 'whichpm' in perl alone would take a fair bit more space.

    And everyone knows that I love perl command line switches :-D

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      Or just: perldoc -l
      $ alias whichpm='perldoc -l' $ whichpm HTML::Template /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.0/HTML/


        Nice... never noticed that. Of course, aliasing it is still a mix of perl and shell, which was my point :-D
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