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  • From: "Simon Carter" <Simon_Carter@splwg.com>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Mon, 1 May 2000 11:07:02 +1100

Hi Michel,

> Is there any advantage to using [TextPipe] over using Perl (much like Unix
> 'sed' but far, FAR, more powerful) ? Real question by the way, not a
> troll.

TextPipe is easier to learn than Perl, and has an easy to use GUI.

It has a real advantage for adhoc or one-off jobs - you spend time getting
rather than learning to use the tools. I agree that Perl is a very powerful
tool, but it
provides far more power than the average user requires.

You can embed the PerlScript scripting engine into TextPipe (in addition to
JScript, REXXscript etc), so you can still have the ease of use of TextPipe with
 Perl's power.

One major advantage of TextPipe is that it does not generate intermediate files
each operation. So if you apply 200 search/replaces to a 2 GB file, you only
need 2 GB of
free space for the result file (after which the original file can be deleted).


TextPipe Search/Replace - The Webmaster Text Transformation Workbench
Other products: LFNit!, DirSize, BabyShield, DirDate, ZeroIn, Arc Menu,
ClipSize, Clean 'n' Go

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