Ruby’s roots in AWK

AWK-ward Ruby. One man Unix wrecking squad Ryan Tomayko reflects on aspects of Ruby that arguably grew from AWK more than Perl. Great archaeology, but also a good gateway drug to understanding how awk is a useful tool. Only recently have I started to really grok awk, but it’s super handy for ad-hoc data munging in the shell.

Published by Adam Keys

Telling a joke. Typing.