On 2006-04-26 19:41, Gary Kline <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Hi People, > I am NOT trying to start any kind of flame debate, but would > like to know what real advantage perl has over the newer > so-called all-in-one language, ch. (Other than the obvious > fact that there are literally billions of lines of perl existant.)
Don't you really mean ``C#'' by writing ``ch''? Perl seems ubiquitous these days. Every operating system I regularly have to use (Linux, BSD or Solaris, in my case) has a Perl implementation that works the same way 90% of the time. When it doesn't, there's almost certainly a CPAN module that does the trick. $ uname -v FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT #0: Thu Apr 20 06:26:59 EEST 2006 \ [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/home/build/obj/home/build/src/sys/GOTHMOG $ perl --version | grep '^This' This is perl, v5.8.8 built for i386-freebsd-64int $ uname -a SunOS XXXX 5.10 Generic_118844-28 i86pc i386 i86pc $ perl --version | grep '^This' This is perl, v5.8.4 built for i86pc-solaris-64int $ uname -a SunOS XXXX 5.10 Generic_118822-27 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-V240 $ perl --version | grep '^This' This is perl, v5.8.4 built for sun4-solaris-64int $ uname -a Linux XXXX 2.4.26 #1 SMP Thu May 6 23:04:59 EEST 2004 i686 GNU/Linux $ perl --version | grep '^This' This is perl, v5.8.8 built for i486-linux-gnu-thread-multi $ uname -a Linux XXXX 2.6.10 #1 Thu Dec 30 03:01:16 EET 2004 i686 GNU/Linux $ perl --version | grep '^This' This is perl, v5.8.8 built for i486-linux-gnu-thread-multi The biggest advantage of Perl for me right now is that ``A Fairly Modern Version is Just There(TM)'', wherever I have to work :) _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"