[Tutor] Equivalent to perl -e

wesley chun wescpy at gmail.com
Mon Oct 16 08:51:21 CEST 2006

> His lab maintains a significant amount of Perl code

this sounds like a full-time job on its own.  everyone brings up a
good point... use the right tool for the job.  if it's one-liners,
that's what perl -e is made for.  for everything else that you
mentioned above, Python is the the one, preferably the only one
--obvious way to do it.  :-)

one perl'y thing that i *do* use is perl -c, for checking your syntax.
 i don't believe there's an equivalent way to do that from the Python
cmd-line (correct me if i'm wrong!), but i wrote up a short script I
called (pydashc.py) which just uses compile() to get the same
effect... very useful for when i don't want to *run* something to see
if i made any typos.

-- wesley
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