Remove perl scripts from development process?
There are a few perl5 scripts in our development process:
$ git grep /usr/bin/perl [...] contrib/or-tools/checksocks.pl:#!/usr/bin/perl -w scripts/coccinelle/test-operator-cleanup:#!/usr/bin/perl -w -p -i scripts/codegen/gen_linux_syscalls.pl:#!/usr/bin/perl -w scripts/maint/checkLogs.pl:#!/usr/bin/perl -w scripts/maint/checkOptionDocs.pl.in:#!/usr/bin/perl -w scripts/maint/checkSpace.pl:#!/usr/bin/perl scripts/maint/check_config_macros.pl:#!/usr/bin/perl -w scripts/maint/findMergedChanges.pl:#!/usr/bin/perl scripts/maint/updateCopyright.pl:#!/usr/bin/perl -i -w -p scripts/test/cov-exclude:#!/usr/bin/perl -p -i
We could do any of the following:
- Declare that perl5 is lovely and we don't care.
- Declare that perl5 is ugly but not really a problem.
- Declare that we will no longer require perl, and migrate all of these scripts to python and/or bash+sed+awk+etc
- Declare that we will only allow perl as a "better sed/awk", and migrate all of the more complex scripts to python and/or bash+sed+awk, but leaves the others asd perl.
I am excluding these possibilities, but the imp of the perverse demands that I mention them:
- Migrate to perl6