[Firewall] gawk etc. why not just use perl and be done with it?

James McArthur james at pcorp.com.au
Fri Mar 13 00:01:54 CET 2009


m laks <mlaks2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi, Most linux distributions have perl installed (and it is easier
> for me to read than shell ;)) and it  has all this stuff in it
> already... It might make growth and  development much much easier...

I like perl, but on the machines Arno's firewall is put onto, perl is a
separate package that would need to be installed, consuming very limited
space on the flash.

(On the dev machine here, perl is nearly 1.5Mbytes whereas gawk is a
little over 300kbytes).


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