On Thu, Apr 27, 2006 at 10:21:53AM +0100, Alex Zbyslaw wrote: > Gary Kline wrote: > > > 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.) > > > > > I don't know ch from Adam so can't comment on that but really, the > questions what are you trying to do? Is this for a pet programming > project? For work? Maintained just by you? By others? What's your > programming experience? > These days most of what I do is by/for me only. Altho lots of times what I thought was throw-away code (/bin/sh, perl, C/C++) will have a snippet that's useful. So I'll save it in my Prefab directory.
ch is new, < 5 years (?). Most of my hacking these days involves tools to help me put up book-lngth stuff on the web. I've got a program, atom (ASCII-to-Markup) that I've working on since '94. Originally for TeX, now HTML. atom only does a few things, but well. Since I started making available **old** books (pre-1923), I needed a means of <CENTER>ing and <A HREF="p347">347</A> page number and page HEADER (and more). A short C program did the trick. I used perl for other substitutions. Somebody in the UK turned the perl regex stuff into a ch library. IMHO, nobody can touch perl's regex ... so it would be nice to have in the C world. There are other perl features that would serve if they were backported, too. .... 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]"