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New to Perl Monks
I join my fellow monasterians in welcoming you. And do read up on the monastery protocol so your questions and answers will be well received. One word of warning: be prepared to change the way you program Perl. Before I came here, I had never heard of 'strict' or 'taint' or 'references' or 'scope' or 'CPAN'. In the 9 months I have wondered the hallways, niches, nooks and crannies of this place, the way I think about and write Perl has radically changed, and all for the better, thanks to the many monks who have gone before me. And if you keep clicking you will not only find the hours drifting by, but thousands of fun, clever, informative, and educational nodes.
And there are regular personalities here, too many to mention (and I would probably leave one out), but it's kind of weirdly comforting to see the chatter of monks like castaway, bart, Limbic~Region, allolex, Mr. Muskrat, ybic, sporty, et al, scrolling along as you cruise the site.
"A little yeast leavens the whole dough."