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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by Abigail (26) on 2006.01.30 18:34 (#45944) Journal

    I don't think the "best tool for the job" is a useful question to ask, if the tools you have to pick between are all general purpose tools. It doesn't have an answer. What you really want is of all the adequate tools (of which there are many) the best tool for the programmer.

    Most of the typical programming jobs can be done as well in Perl as in Java or in C. However, said job needs to be done by a certain programmer. And for that programmer, Perl may be the best tool. Another programmer, facing the same job, will be best of with Java. And for a third programmer, C is the best language.