[CentOS] looking for cool, post-install things to do on a centos 5.5 system

Eduardo Grosclaude eduardo.grosclaude at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 14:13:01 EDT 2010


On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 3:09 PM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/17/2010 12:45 PM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>>
>>> I don't get it.  Why wouldn't you just talk to the db directly with
>>> perl's dbi/dbd, replacing both the awk and C parts?  I do that all the
>>> time.  Or was that before dbi - or the dbd you needed?
>>
>> Mike, you really aren't reading all of what I wrote. Perl itself wasn't
>> available in '91-'92.
>
> I think you are mistaken about that.  "Programming Perl", covering
> version 4 of perl was published in 1991.  Check the printing history if
> you have a newer copy.  Perl itself goes back to 1987 or so. I'm pretty
> sure I wrote things in version 1 downloaded through usenet.  Not sure
> when dbi/dbd came around but before that there were things like oraperl
> with specific database clients grafted in.

I used Perl4 under DOS to write connective tissue for my business
systems in C back in '92. But then, awk under DOS did a lot of help
too.

-- 
Eduardo Grosclaude
Universidad Nacional del Comahue
Neuquen, Argentina


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