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Perl vs sed and awk

2014-08-29 16:50:32.794496+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

I haven't bothered to learn sed and awk, largely because extra neurons for something Perl already does passably seemed like a waste. I'd assumed that I was, at the very least, paying a startup penalty, but generally for one-liners who cares?

RC3: Surprisingly, Perl outperforms sed and Awk shows that the tool getting the optimization attention blows the ones that aren't out of the water. So, yeah: just use Perl.

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