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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I like expect. It's a moderately simple language that performs extremely well in it's niche. But like any tool, you have to stay practiced to use it. Having to come back to TCL and it's constructs (I won't call them odd, because as perl people, that would be the pot calling the kettle black) every year is just long enough to forget how things work.

    I still really appreciate how much easier expect made my life in a previous job. I think I'd probably take more than a second look at now though..

    • Yes, Expect truly is wonderful; it's just that TCL is not the best of worlds, and I can't remember how it works. :)

      The Exploring Expect book is still the best O'Reilly book I've ever had, though. And it still comes in handy with work.

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