Почему единственный интерпретируемый язык в штатной поставке OpenBSD это Perl?
Assume you need a script language, because writing everything in C is
What are the choices ?
- you need something under and acceptable licence, so python is out.
(Artistic Licence is "close enough");
- you need something that builds everywhere, so python is out (hard to build
without dynamic libraries, that was vax...);
- you want a modicum of security, so shell and tcl and php are out.
- awk would kind of work, except it's not that readable, and it wouldn't
scale up to some of the things we use perl for.