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[ale] Bash vs Perl

> From: "leam hall" <leamhall at gmail.com>
> To: "Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts" <ale at ale.org>
> Sent: Monday, October 24, 2016 12:08:48 PM
> Subject: Re: [ale] Bash vs Perl

> My unsolicited opinion, based off using Ruby, is that if the cost of a fork is
> critical use C or Go. Otherwise, "a difference that makes no difference is no
> difference".

I don't know Ruby, but I'm sure you can text processing without executing awk, cut, sed, tr, and their other friends. I'm talking about the expense when you need to do processing that would require call those programs. The annoyances of those friends is the subject of another day. :) 
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