[K12OSN] OT: Perl advice

Vern Ceder vceder at canterburyschool.org
Thu May 26 13:33:49 UTC 2005

Respectfully, I would suggest that Python or Ruby would be as good, if 
not better, for a task like that. With both of them you can be up and 
mangling files surprisingly quickly.


Shawn Powers wrote:
> I have to mangle 70 text files outputted from a grading program into 1 
> absurdly complex file for our student management system.  I'm sure Perl 
> is the program to use for this, but I am not a Perl programmer.
> Does anyone know any good tutorials, or better yet, text file 
> manipulating Perl examples that I could absorb into my conscienceness?
> Lastly, anyone do any Perl scripting for cash, or know where I could 
> turn if I can't figure it out in short order?  Thanks,
> -Shawn

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