in reply to Why machine-generated solutions will never cease to amaze me
It took a machine-generated solution to the problem for
me to realise.
I would reword that as:
It took building a machine-generated solution to
the problem for me to realise.
There is definitely something about building code generators
that gives you much more insight into a problem. I consider
the time I've spent building such meta-tools to be about the
most instructive time I've spent coding.
Thanks also for pointing out Yet Another Interesting CPAN
Module I want to have a look at.