From: Pat Martin (sheryle at domain mediaone.net)
Date: Wed 01 Aug 2001 - 04:47:18 IST
For quick and dirty text manipulation, nothing beats perl.
Since you already know C and Unix, perl will come quite
easily to you. Chances are that you'll find that your complex
optimizations are quite simple in perl. I'd also bone up on my
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dale Dunlea" <dad at domain raidtec.ie>
To: <ilug at domain linux.ie>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 7:43 AM
Subject: [ILUG] When to use Perl
> Hi all,
> I haven't coded in ages and the only (software) languages I currently
> know are C/C++.
> I'm planning to write some code to parse a fairly large (and quite
> poorly structured) text file and then do *very* fancy things with it
> and then output and optimised version of the text file. So my question
> is, should I learn perl and do it that way or should I soldier along
> with C?
>  For the curious among you, the text file is VHDL source code and I
> want to systematically search for nets where the propagation delay could
> be reduced by restructuring the driving logic. Someone was bound to ask.
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