The first time I read a C program which wrote and executed an awk program to do the 'difficult' string manipulation changed the way that I thought about the limitations of languages.
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The need to do tricks like this were the force that drove me towards the 'just write the whole app in Perl' approach.
The most natural way to create a high-performance program may be to write a Perl program that writes a C++ program.
It should work perfectly the first time! - toma