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Old 03-02-2012, 09:24 AM   #16
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To apply the Unix philosophy effectively, you'll need more than just C in your toolkit. You'll need to learn how to use some of Unix's other languages (especially the scripting languages), and how to be comfortable mixing multiple languages in specialist roles within large program systems.

The Art of UNIX Programming, Raymond, 2004, page 322
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:31 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by sundialsvcs View Post
If there is to be any one overwhelming feature of the Linux/Unix environments, versus Microsoft Windows (say... and, "no hard feelings, Redmond...") it is the enormous power of "shebang," and of the plethora of absolutely zero-cost language that can be used freely thereby.
More important than the shebang is the number of interpreters that accept the interpreter (options...) (script) (args...) command-line syntax and a #! first line (some of which don't actually have # comments, like some Common Lisp interpreters.)
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:56 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by bigearsbilly View Post
considered sqlite?

I for one would not consider using your thing if it's dependent on a huge SQL database install.

the secret of unix is to use the correct tool for the job.
you need minimum:

1. a shell script
2. high level scripting (perl,ruby, python etc -> pick a favourite)
3. C/C++ for system programming.

With these 3 things you can solve any problem.

The program currently uses pysqlite so will stick with either that or use sqlite if I decide to code it in C.


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