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I use Perl at work for
Can You Say Automation?
I interfaced my Progeny Debian box with my Lutron Automated Lighting Controller using Perl. That with Apache, MySQL, Everything, and a homebrewed node, I can control every ACL light in my home via the web.
Damn nice, but every once in a while, I get a friend playing with my lights during the middle of the night. I still need to implement restrictions on the app rather than restrictions on the box.
I love Perl!
Use subroutines for code reuse
Master regular expressions
Write my GUIs with Perl
Abandon CGI in favor of some modern web framework
Put my code in modules
Create CPAN distributions
test and document my code as I write it
Write OOP with or without animal help
Finally switch to a modern Perl style
Create a killer application with Perl
Detoxify from Perl and PerlMonks
Choose another language because Perl is dead
Learn to program for mobile devices
Complete my secret world domination project
None, because the road to hell is paved with good intentions
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