Why Perl here ?

Hugo van der Kooij hvdkooij "at" caiw.nl
Fri, 27 Mar 1998 20:03:21 +0000


On Fri, 27 Mar 1998 alexandre.ferrieux "at" cnet.francetelecom.fr wrote:

> 
> A naive question:
> 
> 	Why the !@#$%^ does the 'vncserver' script use Perl ???
> 
> What  nifty constructs  in  Perl, missing in the Bourne shell,  do you
> need to:
> 
> 	- set up a few env variables and options
> 	- check for broken PATHs
> 	- make sure the computer power is on (just kidding)
> 
> Of course, Xvnc can be used without it. But don't you think people who
> need it most deadly are those who don't have Perl ?

I hav not seen ANY distribution lately that does NOT have Perl with it.

Hugo.

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