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macOS and scripting

Apple to Deprecate Scripting Languages in Future Versions of macOS - TidBITS Apple says future versions of macOS won’t include a number of open-source scripting languages. The impact of this change will vary depending on the audience, but it will affect more people than you might think. My visceral reaction was “WTF!! What the bloody f**k”. When I calm down, I’ll hopefully post a more reasoned response. For now, I’ll include some links and some quotes from around the web.…

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Programming Languages

Programming, Code, Coding, Programmer, Javascript

During an email exchange with a friend about the dead programming languages, I did a Google search for "hundreds of frameworks and languages" and got an unexpected result; a link to this list of computer programing language. I like Bradley's breakdown of the list into categories. Looking at that list, I felt a bit of nostalgia. I learned and wrote code in the following programming computer languages over my lifetime. Commodore BASIC (high school) Pascal Motorola 68xx assembly language (symbolic…

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Why Perl Didn't Win

Why Perl Didn't Win by Big Blue Marble LLC With every year that passed, as Perl 6 produced more press releases than actual code, the attractiveness of Perl as a platform declined. Sure, it still had users. Sure, it still had people starting new projects. (The Modern Perl movement was a decent attempt to bring wider enthusiasm back into the ecosystem by dispelling some of the worst myths of the language. It modeled itself after JavaScript: The Good Parts without…

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Old Code

Programming, Code, Coding, Programmer, Javascript

Usage ftp.pl [-netrc] [-u <i>user</i>] [-p <i>passwd</i>] -m server -s source_dir -t target_dir [-log_dir <i>/path/to/logs/file</i>] file1 file2 ... # Copyright 2000 Williams Interactive, Inc. # Programmer: Khurt Williams, 2000.10.18 # command switches are # -netrc : uses .netrc file to find user/passwd for the destination server # -u <i>user</i> : specify the user id # -p <i>passwd</i> :specify the passwd for user id # -m server : server ip or name # -s source_dir : source dir # -t target_dir…

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