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This sort of problem is quite common. Here's some code that appeared in comp.lang.perl.misc today:
```   if(\$match) {
((\$rank = @ranks[0]) && (\$percent = "1%")) if \$value == 1;
((\$rank = @ranks[1]) && (\$percent = "2%")) if \$value == 2;
((\$rank = @ranks[2]) && (\$percent = "3%")) if \$value == 3;
((\$rank = @ranks[3]) && (\$percent = "4%")) if \$value == 4;
((\$rank = @ranks[4]) && (\$percent = "5%")) if \$value == 5;
((\$rank = @ranks[5]) && (\$percent = "6%")) if \$value == 6;
((\$rank = @ranks[5]) && (\$percent = "7%")) if \$value == 7;
((\$rank = @ranks[6]) && (\$percent = "8%")) if \$value == 8;
((\$rank = @ranks[7]) && (\$percent = "9%")) if \$value == 9;
((\$rank = @ranks[8]) && (\$percent = "10%")) if \$value == 10;
}

\$seniority = "\$rank. (\$percent)\n";

This always reminds me of the story of the Cobol programmer who was paid by the line.

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