[DFW.pm] Is Perl Like Shell Script?

Mike South msouth at gmail.com
Thu Oct 17 21:20:41 PDT 2013

It might be easier for you to get an idea of this if you give us an example
of something complex you did, or were thinking of doing, in a shell script,
and we can show you how perl would make it easier (if that happens to be
the case for your case).


On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 5:50 PM, A.J. Maurin <coyo at darkdna.net> wrote:

> I know this is kindof a stupid question, but Perl was introduced to me as
> being a good alternative to using complex BASH Shell scripts with embedded
> Awk and Sed scripts.
> Is Perl like a shell script?
> from http://perldoc.perl.org/**perlintro.html#What-is-Perl<http://perldoc.perl.org/perlintro.html#What-is-Perl>?
> it seems that perl is somewhat like shell or php in some ways.
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