Other: I was the webmaster of a site that had one of those awful remotely hosted bulletin boards. I decided that we needed to be able to modify the board to add features for the community. So, I found a PHP-based board that was similar to the current board, but quickly found and liked the Perl version. I learned Perl to modify the board around 2.5 years ago.
I like Perl now because it's simple to get something done. The modules that I've just recently started using are awesome, and it makes things a whole lot easier. I like that I can focus on the new programming to be done, and not reinvent the wheel.
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