Note! This site is about Perl 6.
If you are looking for a solution for the current production version of Perl 5, please check out
the Perl 5 tutorial.
In shell script we don't usually read in a file to memory, instead we do
several passes on the same file in order to extract data.
In a high-level language such as Perl 6 we can read in all the content of the
file and have better ways to fetch verious pieces of information. This ease
is of course only relevent for files that can fit into memory. If we have
to deal with files larger than the free memory in the computer we cannot
read all of it into memory so either we have to do several passes on a file
or make our algorithm more clever.
The Perl 6 Tricks and Treats newsletter has been around for a while.
If you are interested to get special notification when there is new content
on this site, it is the best way to keep track:
This is a newsletter temporarily running on my personal site (szabgab.com) using Mailman,
till I implement an alternative system in Perl 6.
Written by Gabor Szabo