On Wed, Nov 17, 2021 at 3:24 PM Rob Pike <robpike(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Perl certainly had its detractors, but for a few years
there it was the
lingua franca of system administration.
It's still what I reach for first when I need to write a state machine that
processes a file made up of lines with some--or some set of--structures.
The integration of regexps is far, far, far superior to what Python can do,
and I adore the while(<>) construct. Maintaining other people's Perl
usually sucks, but it's a very easy way to solve your own little problems.