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Unix shell versus Perl
Writing portable perl scripts is hard too.
Portable anything is difficult, the question is how difficult.
If you give me the option of porting a shell script and a Perl script to a win32 environment, I'll take Perl. It's still not a fun job, but at least it isn't a painful job.
The same name on every site (unless it is taken already)
A different name for every site
The same name for sites I don't care about, but different names on sites I do care about
Different names for sites I don't care about, but the same name on sites I do care about
The anonymous account
Someone else's username
Root, after hacking into the site
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