This is very true... of course, 90 percent of the time the arguments against the programming issues start with "Because you could..." rather "Because it will...". There are many tricks that you can use in perl, and many are a bit scary and could lead to major problems if you are not careful. This does not of course mean that they don't have their uses.
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The real lesson is to be extremely careful when you are stepping outside the boundaries of "safe" programming :)
In the end, if it does the job, and does it well, then is it really such a bad thing? It's the author who is in general going to pay the price, in more maintenance, but that is their business. :)
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