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It's hard for me to give up my "perl on the command line" habit. As far as I could tell, Python has no equivalent of "perl -n -e ...", and Ruby is seldom installed on machines at work.

I think that Ruby would be a better choice for some of the scripts that come up here and there at work, but inertia keeps much of it in perl. When I've taken the effort to install something for scripting, it has usually been Scala or Groovy, so as to make use of application code within the scripting.

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