Saturday snippet: Remember perlscript?


Circa 1995. The last time I wrote any perlscript in XSI, as it was then known.

$array = $Application->GetMarking();
for $item (@$array) {
	$Application.LogMessage("Marking: $item");
}
#INFO : Marking: kine.local.pos

6 thoughts on “Saturday snippet: Remember perlscript?

      • Yes,, but so do “they” all. But was there anything special Perl enabled you to do in an easier way than other scripting languages did?

      • I thought maybe you were asking why PerlScript was included at all, instead of Ruby or something…

        Perl is rather like Python. Powerful, flexible, expressive, and super weird looking to the newbie 🙂 Huge library of modules available. And incredible regex capabilities too.
        See here. Scroll down to the Expressivity section.

  1. “super weird looking to the newbie” – That’s quality any scripting language should have (I grew up learning and subsequently using FORTH, which easily can qualify as “super weird looking to the newbie” also, I guess…) 😀

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