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I mainly write Perl at...
Let us not forget the teachings of http://www.wall.org/~larry/: "Perl isn't an orthogonal language; it's a diagonal language. By which
we mean that Perl doesn't force you to always go at right angles." (Camel, sect 1.5 -- I found this via google (where it shouldn't be, so no link) not by inspection, so I'm not sure which ed.)
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