[Ilugc] Please guide

Binand Sethumadhavan binand at gmail.com
Tue Jun 20 10:35:57 IST 2006


On 20/06/06, Gopalarathnam Venkatesan <gopal at gopalarathnam.com> wrote:
> Not everybody knows Perl, and every tool has its own following.
> Its like asking why do you want to learn Python when you can do the same
> thing in Perl or PHP or <whatever you already know>.

That can be said about Sed/Awk too; so my question really was why
would anyone recommend Sed/Awk over Perl for the specific purpose of
parsing through some output and producing a report - what specific
features of Sed/Awk would make those a better tool than Perl for this
purpose.

Binand


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