I was a Unix sysadmin in 1992, and I kept running into folks
who told me that Perl was a useful replacement for awk and bourne
shell scripts. So I bought the Camel book and read it.
As soon as I saw the open function I knew it was a winner.
In short, I was in the target audience and I started using it for the usual reason.
Not a very interesting story, I guess.
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