a perl question
sterling at camdensoftware.com
Wed Jan 5 16:05:46 UTC 2011
Quoth Chad Perrin on Tuesday, 04 January 2011:
> On Tue, Jan 04, 2011 at 09:33:03AM -0800, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
> > >>>>> "Patrick" == Patrick Bihan-Faou <patrick.bihan-faou at teambox.fr> writes:
> > Patrick> cat asdf.txt | grep -v XYZ | grep -v bla
> > And yet, you still have the "Useless Use of Cat".
> The weirdest thing about most useless uses of cat is that not using cat
> would actually be a little clearer and involve fewer keystrokes -- as in
> this case.
> Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
I blame OOP. Programmer thinks about the data stream before they think
about the process. It's a nouns-first orientation.
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