> But why everybody talks about PERL when simpler AWK scripts perform
> similar? Has there been any discussion on why PERL better than
I'm sure there has. These discussions, however -- IMHO, belong in
another forum. I don't relish the prospect of a religious war about
scripting languages on this list. Try comp.lang.perl.misc or
comp.lang.awk if you really want to pursue this. Many thanks.