I think the Monastery has fuzzy borders, and that's part of its charm. I think we just need to provide a rough guideline for "When is OT OK?".
Here here.. well put, a hot debate succinctly observed, inc other items like Dbs (MySQL, PG, Oracle...), not to mention Java, C, C++, or different OS questions covering M$, Mac, *nix and a host of other related but non 'pure' perl subjects. Lets keep it together people, perl is a part of the whole, people enjoy and have need of a forum to answer peripheral questions related to the larger problem in hand. I think as long as it has some relevance to perl we shouldn't persecute out of hand.
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