[OT] Religious Issues (Was: quickie)

William Rowden rowdenw at eskimo.com
Tue May 23 14:36:51 PDT 2000

Today, Christopher Twigg wrote:

> No, but there's nothing inherently _wrong_ with using Perl to do

> your file manipulation.


Approaches at which I smile and approaches that are "wrong" are
(mostly) different categories. I won't think less of anyone who
uses a Swiss Army chainsaw to do their file manipulations.

To someone with a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail.
Someone else might smile at the tasks I force awk to do. In fact,
Bradley Bell's proposed method actually seems to me to be the most

I'm just envious because I haven't added Perl to my toolbox yet.

> On Tue, 23 May 2000, William Rowden wrote:

> > Today, Christopher Twigg wrote:

> > > On Mon, 22 May 2000, William Rowden wrote:

> > > > I was just smiling over invoking perl for file operations...

> > > Hey! TMTOWTDI!

> > All of those ways to do it are in Perl, I suppose? :-)

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