[DFW.pm] Is Perl Like Shell Script?

A.J. Maurin coyo at darkdna.net
Sat Oct 19 17:37:54 PDT 2013

On 10/17/2013 8:53 PM, kevin wrote:
> On 10/17/2013 05:50 PM, A.J. Maurin wrote:
>> I know this is kindof a stupid question, but...
>> Is Perl like a shell script?
> Umm, Perl is a little bit of everything. :) I'd say that it excels 
> handling string data, although it can do a lot more. :)
> I do use it for "complex shell tasks" as well as 1-liners. I also use 
> it for CGI stuff, general utilities, and even simple GUI programs. 
> I've even used it for a ~35K line back-end database app. I really like 
> it because it's so flexible. As usual, you should use the best tool 
> for the job you're working on, but I find Perl does very well for many 
> jobs.
> HTH,
> Kevin

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