[TriLUG] "awk, bash date, sleep" sed od man; chown perl, grep cat, rm tail, finger toe, rm tar

Peter Neilson neilson at windstream.net
Mon Jun 29 21:04:31 EDT 2009

Aaron Joyner wrote:

> PPPS - Yes, you could do it all with perl, but that'd be cheating.

I got into perl one day when I was finding bash too cumbersome and/or 
slow. Perl isn't cheating any more than C is, unless you're a "real man" 
who codes in ones and zeros. (Did you know that the original Burroughs 
B5000 Algol compiler was hand-coded in numeric machine instructions? And 
that the compiler was a limited one-shot edition intended to compile 
only one thing: the Algol version of the same compiler. There was no 
assemply language or assembler for the B5000, B5500, B65000 series. Were 
they cheating?)

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