Are you serious? This is one of the exercises in JLFord's book? This is exactly the same exercise rootbeer
created for our Learning Perl
Of course, it's not that unobvious of a question, but this now seems suspicious. Do you have a copy of Learning Perl to compare some of the other exercises for me? I'm curious now.
-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119.