[sf-perl] Embedded Perl in a Korn shell program

Rich Morin rdm at cfcl.com
Fri May 11 14:36:19 PDT 2007

It's quite possible to embed multi-line Perl scripts
in shell scripts.  And, although the quoting issues
can get pretty complicated, there are also some cool
things that you can do by using the shell as a macro
pre-processor for Perl (e.g., put a Perl script in a
loop, varying the code from iteration to iteration).

That said, I agree that keeping Perl in a separate
file is generally both simpler and safer.

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