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So, just what exactly is it about Perl?by smullis (Pilgrim)
|on Nov 09, 2004 at 22:23 UTC||Need Help??|
Being a relative newcomer to the collected seekers of wisdom browsing this excellent site I ponder on exactly what is it that makes Perl have such a vibrant community and faithful following?
1. ksh / sh / bash just don't cut it anymore.
2. Needed a prototyping lanuage? Blown away by the rapid development speed?
Is there "a third way"?
For the third morning in a row I woke up today after having a particularly strange Perl related dream (this one was about typeglobs).... this thing is getting to me!!
Should I seek professional help?
SM....still putting the Monk into Monkey....
PS. As some of you read this, sagely shaking your head and smiling to yourself at the burblings of a Perl adolescent, let me reassure you that I realised that I could be following the ever so typical profile of a newish Perl user ... "they alway post something like this at around Level 4".
Ah well. I'll post it anyway. ;-)