How to re-write this bash script in Python?
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Fri Jul 31 16:26:28 CEST 2015
On 2015-07-31, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> There are two basic approaches to this kind of job.
> 1) Go through every line of bash code and translate it into
> equivalent Python code. You should then have a Python script which
> blindly and naively accomplishes the same goal by the same method.
In my experience, that works OK for C (with a little post-translation
tweaking and re-factoring). But, it's a pretty lousy method for bash
scripts. There are a lot of things that are trivial in Python and
complex/hard in bash (and a few vice versa), so a direct translation
usually turns out to be a mess. You end up with a lot of Python code
where only a couple lines are really needed. You also end up doing
things in a bizarre manner in Python because the simple, easy, right
way wasn't supported by bash.
> 2) Start by describing what you want to accomplish, and then
> implement that in Python, using algorithmic notes from the bash code.
> The second option seems like a lot more work, but long-term it often
> isn't, because you end up with better code.
And the code works. :)
For bash, I really recommend 2)
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