[TriLUG] "awk, bash date, sleep" sed od man; chown perl, grep cat, rm tail, finger toe, rm tar

Tarus Balog tarus at opennms.org
Mon Jun 29 22:12:37 EDT 2009

On Jun 29, 2009, at 9:04 PM, Peter Neilson wrote:

> Aaron Joyner wrote:
>> PPPS - Yes, you could do it all with perl, but that'd be cheating.
> I got into perl one day when I was finding bash too cumbersome and/ 
> or slow. Perl isn't cheating any more than C is, unless you're a  
> "real man" who codes in ones and zeros. (Did you know that the  
> original Burroughs B5000 Algol compiler was hand-coded in numeric  
> machine instructions? And that the compiler was a limited one-shot  
> edition intended to compile only one thing: the Algol version of the  
> same compiler. There was no assemply language or assembler for the  
> B5000, B5500, B65000 series. Were they cheating?)

I think he Aaron meant that for this exercise the goal is to do it  
with as many low level commands as possible, not that, in general,  
using perl or any higher level language is cheating.


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