in reply to question for perl book & magazine authors
At least one book I can think of does. Check out Dominus' Higher-Order Perl (ISBN 1558607013).
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Read a book on Perl
Written a book on Perl
Contributed to the Perl source code
Debugged someone else's script
Played Perl Golf
Used regular expressions to save the day
Used Perl for a certain amount of time (please specify)
Invested a certain amount of man-hours in learning Perl (please estimate)
Visited at least x Perl related events
(Co)maintain at least x active (up-river) CPAN modules
Forgotten you were not Larry Wall
One can never truly know Perl
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