My fellow monks,
There I was, looking at the results of The Great Language Shootout, when I realized Perl is only ranked 14th (of 30).
Having looked at some of the source on the page, I have an inkling that much of it could be greatly improved. The author requests improved solutions, so I thought it might be nice for some of the monks around the monastery to drop in. Maybe improved versions should be posted under this thread to start a golf-like competition, bearing in mind the areas in which the score is determined (CPU, memory, and # of lines).
elusion : http://matt.diephouse.com