On Thu, Apr 27, 2006 at 06:10:43AM +0300, Giorgos Keramidas wrote: > 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''?
The only thing I recall reading about C# is that it was a DOS/Win C++ ish language. ch is a C/C++ scripting language that is like /bin/sh only with C syntax. Some C wizards created a perl regex library for ch; thus my question. I like the C "main(int argc, char *argv)" intro or starting-point. main() has to be there in C. Given argc and argv, I can hack away freely. /bin/sh, /bin/csh, and perl's lack if arg[cv] means that I have to think about how-to grab the arguments to a binary. Script ot ./a.out. > > 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 \ [ ... ] > 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 You're a brave man, messing with 7-current!! The fact that perl is everywhere is in its favor; perl gurus can deal with argc/argv in their *sleep*. I can't; but it might interest you that many years ago I ported perl from the Sun-3 to an IBM AIX 3090 (with all 6 CPU's). Worked fine. ...Still. for thinks of any complexity, I'll grab one of my prefab C skeletons and hack away. > > The biggest advantage of Perl for me right now is that ``A Fairly Modern > Version is Just There(TM)'', wherever I have to work :) > Makes sense. gary -- Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.thought.org Public service Unix _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"