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Journal of jonasbn (1153)

Wednesday May 12, 2004
09:07 AM

Perl is #1

[ #18713 ]

In this article listing a top 10 of tools, Perl is rated #1.

Some of the other tools in the article are a bit wierd, but I guess all would have their own personal top 10 of favorite tools.

I think mine (just of the top of my head) would look something like:

1. Perl
2. or xterm
3. BBEdit
4. Vim
5. grep (and variations)
6. find
7. xargs
8. bash
9. telnet
10. OS X

The list might look different tomorrow

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  • I wouldn't have ordinarily considered the terminal a tool; to me it's more like air. Gotta have it to work. :)

    I'm kind of surprised to think of what I would list as my most important tools today. If you'd told me this a few years back I never would have guessed it.

    1. Perl (of course)
    2. Cygwin
    3. Cygwin XFree86
    4. ssh
    5. vim (I tried to convert to Emacs in 2002 but got distracted when I was laid off)
    6. CVS (only recently have I finally become an avid CVS user, despite plans to do so for four years
    7. a spreadsheet progr
    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • I was using this...

      cat .bash_history|perl -ne 'm/^[a-z]+/&&$_{$&}++&&$t++}for(sort{$_{$a}$_{$b}}keys%_){$c++;print sprintf"$_\t$_{$_}\t%2.2f%\n",($_{$_}*100/$t)'

      • Which is very, very stupid, now that I look at the code... :-|

        Man... did I really do that? :-| When? :-| How? :-| Why??? :-|
    • Until tool number 6, I can guess what your daily work deals with, but when you cite spreadsheets, I don't have ideas about how you use them. I am always interested in ways to increase productivity and limit efforts: what do you use spreadsheets for?
      • Heh. Mostly for reporting my todo list and status to my boss. :) But also as an output format for my users and stuff like that. To be honest, I don't personally use them for much that could be described as technical.

        Reviewing my tool list, it also doesn't show the large usage of Oracle.

        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • screen

    Once you get used to it, it too is "like air".