[sf-perl] What language is most like perl?

Garth Webb garth.webb at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 07:04:40 PDT 2012


Try:

  system("script.rb $var1 $var2");

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On Aug 16, 2012, at 6:51 AM, Richard Reina <gatorreina at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the replies. The ruby script as it's written works ok, but I have a perl script that would need to run before it, breaking up multiple page pdf, and after it doing regex on the converted text file. Does anyone know how (if possible) to execute a ruby script from a perl script and pass it scalar variables? 
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> 2012/8/16 Paul Makepeace <paulm at paulm.com>
> JavaScript (really) and Ruby, without a doubt. The danger with Ruby is you might not want to go back to Perl ;) (except on the command line where perl is unassailable)
> 
> Another option might be Python - it's *sort of* like Perl insofar as being a scripting language with hashes etc but its learning curve is way less which might be a net win if you're in a hurry and just doing this as a one-off.
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> Paul
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> Written on my phone
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> On Aug 15, 2012 10:54 PM, "Richard Reina" <gatorreina at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> 
> I have a program that uses tesseract to try to classify documents on our LAN. Tesseract comes up way short so I am looking into Abbyy.  The problem I have is that abbyy supplies sample code in everything but perl http://ocrsdk.com/documentation/code-samples/ .  Perl is the only language I know, but I don't know it well enogh to re-write the sample code.  Is it time for me to learn a new language? If so does anyone have any recommendations? WHich is most like perl?
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