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Date:         Mon, 21 Oct 2002 13:27:27 -0700
Reply-To:     Cassell.David@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         "David L. Cassell" <Cassell.David@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV>
Subject:      Re: PERL was: one long line of input i.e. CR but without LF
Comments: To: mcallasterd@LEE.ARMY.MIL
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Ian's solutions are always right. So you can go that route without learning a new language.

As for Perl: [1] yes, you can get it for all win32 systems; [2] yes, it is free; [3] I recommend going to www.activestate.com and downloading their self-extracting zip file. It comes with over a thousand pages of documentation. They host a couple excellent mailing lists for Perl and win32. [4] If you're an experienced programmer, then "Learning Perl for Win32 Systems" by Randal Schwartz _et_al._ is an excellent book (www.ora.com). If you feel like you want to learn about programming at the same time as learning Perl (that's not as odd as it sounds), then I suggest you try "Elements of Programming with Perl" by Andrew Johnson (*not* the deceased president) (www.manning.com).

HTH, David -- David Cassell, CSC Cassell.David@epa.gov Senior computing specialist mathematical statistician


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