[Dub-pm] what's Perl used for anyway?

David Cantrell david at cantrell.org.uk
Tue Sep 28 14:22:50 CDT 2004

Dermot McNally wrote:
> John Day wrote:
>> I was wondering the other day (well just now anyway) what other people 
>> in Dub/Irl actually use Perl for in their daily lives/work?
>> Parsing text, web scripting, network admin, home automation, bio work 
>> etc etc...
> We use perl to operate a direct-sell ski tour operator. Specifically, 
> our web-based ...

 From the posts I've seen in this thread, there's been lots of webby 
stuff, but not much of anything else.  So here's my little list of 
things I've used perl for.  EXCLUDING the web stuff:

server monitoring;
network monitoring;
desktop applications;
running hardware test suites;
telecoms billing;
ranking hot babes (for FHM);
industrial control;
creating bus timetables;
making people laugh (Acme::Pony);
making people cry (Acme::Pony again);
plus no doubt a bunch of other stuff I've forgotten.

David Cantrell | Official London Perl Mongers Bad Influence

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