[DFW.pm] Is Perl Like Shell Script?

Tommy Butler masterbucket at internetalias.net
Sun Oct 20 09:30:40 PDT 2013

We hold Perl Mongers on the second Wednesday of each month, so we will meet next on 11/13/13.  It generally works out to be somewhere around the hump day of each month ;-)

The IRC bot script that's being discussed sounds like lots of fun! 

-- Tommy Butler

On Oct 19, 2013, "A.J. Maurin" <coyo at darkdna.net> wrote:

>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
>> 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
>> jobs.
>> HTH,
>> Kevin
>Thank you! I can't wait to visit next Hump Day, which is four days
>I'm counting the days!
>I'm already making a list of the digital and analog circuits I want to 
>play with! I've been boning up on the manuals to the Arduino 
>microcontroller, and the RaspPI system-on-a-chip-set, so I'm pretty
>I've been watching videos of bedini wheels, zeusaphones and 555 flyback
>transformers, which has me chomping at the bit.
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