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Re: Perl in space?

by merlyn (Sage)
on Aug 28, 2010 at 19:34 UTC ( #857853=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl in space?

As I found out during my FLOSS Weekly interview with the Mars Rover Drivers, a giant Perl script validates every rover command uplink, to verify that they don't attempt known bad behavior. And as they find new bad things to do, they add it to the script.

Yes, it's on the ground, but it's absolutely mission critical.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119.

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Re^2: Perl in space?
by pvaldes (Chaplain) on Aug 26, 2011 at 14:47 UTC
    In think PDL could fit indirectly in this category also

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