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IBM Rational ClearCase 7.0: Master the Tools That Monitor, Analyze, and Manage Software Configurations by Tatiana Shpichko, Marc Girod

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Perl

In this book, as already mentioned in the Teaser, we'll focus on Perl as a scripting language for our examples. There are many reasons for this choice.

We already mentioned portability: Perl is available on all the platforms on which ClearCase is supported, and allows (with the help of a few suitable modules) to factor away and to hide the platform idiosyncrasies.

A second reason to choose Perl over other scripting languages (first of which the Unix shells) is the existence of a debugger, and the model of compiling first and running only code that has satisfied a first check. Both of these are significant advantages to cover a range of users extending to the administrator. Note that the debugger may be used interactively from the command line ...

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