mmm.. bash scripts make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. although I use tcsh as regular shell preference.
i just can't explain or elaborate why. at my last job, i'd sit and write/edit bash atleast twice a week, for hours on end, into the wee hours of the night. php couldn't give me the same feeling ( although i did spend just as many hours on php a number of years back )
sed and awk are my babies.
in retrospect, that'd be fun, to name kids 'sed' and 'awk'. hah.
That's just regular Bourne.. it's an old habit of mine to not get attached to any custom or platform specific tools, and to make everything as portable as possible. So I always just used /bin/sh & occasionally ksh for scripting.
I'm a bit spoiled as of the past few years when it comes to using tcsh for commandline, though.. but I still consider csh acceptable.
Partially as a result of the "don't get attached to tools you might not always have access to" mentality, I never really had any use for perl, either. I've traditionally always done everything in c or /bin/sh.
I've done a lot of app dev in c++ & a little bit of C# & Java, but I never really got into the whole OO paradigm (though it's definitely a lot nicer for team development). :dinosaur:
This convo probably belongs in another thread..