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Too much code?
Authored by: Skeeve on Jun 24, '08 11:53:28PM

> Perl the most cryptic and spartanic of all scripting languages?
Cite: "Wenn man keine Ahnung hat: Einfach mal Fresse halten"" Dieter Nuhr
(Translation: "If you don't have a clue, just keep your trap shut.")

Of course this is just 95 lines of Code (uncompressed and indented for legibility). The rest is documentation and explanation.

> But the task at hand could be done a lot better with ordinary shell scripting I think.

In which sense of "better". "Better documented"? "Better understandable"? I don't think so! No! I'm sure not! Hey! I'm not here to win a perl golf contest, I'm here to give the people something they can use and, if they want to, learn from.

> It's finished before you know it. My Leopard box has three Xcode
> SDKs so it's got a lot of files and directories. It took less than three
> minutes to find over 1,800 ICNS files and transfer them to a shelf.
> And if I save the shelf file I get a single file added to the system.
> Everything - the 1,800+ "aliases" - are all in one file.

You're such a hero! BTW: May I ask how many lines of code those 2 programs need? And does it give you the same structured result?

> You're making too much of a project out of this.

Maybe. But that's
a) none of your business
b) a script I (and hopefully others) will still understand 2 years from now

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