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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • C, please! No, really. I'd find that dead useful.
    • (Caveat - I have not read Dave's book, so I don't know exactly what is in it.) "core" C (c.f. "core" perl) would be hard, as I think that to do it properly you'd have to re-implement Perl's data structures in C. However, I don't know if any freely available C libraries give you enough to avoid that step, and hence make writing data munging with foolib viable.

      However, rather than pure "Data munging with Python" what I'd really like to see is "Data munging with Perl/Python/Ruby/TCL" (say) where there are equivalent code examples in all 4 (or 3? too many?) languages, so that you can directly see how they map to each other. For that matter, "Data munging in Perl6" could also be quite informative.

      • However, rather than pure "Data munging with Python" what I'd really like to see is "Data munging with Perl/Python/Ruby/TCL" (say) where there are equivalent code examples in all 4 (or 3? too many?) languages, so that you can directly see how they map to each other. For that matter, "Data munging in Perl6" could also be quite informative.

        Amen!

        I've been waiting for a while to see a book that intelligently presents (and possibly compares) the same technique in several languages, and since text munging is su

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        (darren)