And I will continue chanting bad style for the reasons tilly mentioned (and not because it's tilly; I've thought the same for myself a long time). The only thing map can do that for can't, is that you can chain the former but not nest for modifiers. (Which is going to be allowed come Perl 6, thank Larry.)
Not everyone who chants is cargo cult chanting.
Makeshifts last the longest.
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