Perl Hacker, Python Initiate
grahn+nntp at snipabacken.se
Thu Feb 3 11:26:05 EST 2011
On Wed, 2011-02-02, Gary Chambers wrote:
> Given the following Perl script:
I'm a Perl user, but I generally refuse to read Perl code which
doesn't utilize 'use warnings/-w' and 'use strict'. There are just too
many crazy bugs and 1980s constructs which go unnoticed without them.
> %dig = (
> solaris => "/usr/sbin/dig",
> linux => "/usr/bin/dig",
> darwin => "/usr/bin/dig"
Not related to your question, except that you'll have to deal with
this in Python too:
I really suggest letting the user's $PATH decide which dig to call.
/usr/bin is always in the path. /usr/sbin may not be, but if that's a
problem for your users, just let your script start by appending it to
the pre-existing $PATH. You don't even have to do OS detection on
that one -- it's safe to do everywhere.
// Jorgen Grahn <grahn@ Oo o. . .
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