Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 13:27:27 -0700
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From: "David L. Cassell" <Cassell.David@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV>
Subject: Re: PERL was: one long line of input i.e. CR but without LF
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Ian's solutions are always right. So you can go that route
without learning a new language.
As for Perl:
 yes, you can get it for all win32 systems;
 yes, it is free;
 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.
 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).
David Cassell, CSC
Senior computing specialist