I can sympathize with her. On Perlmonks, all code is assumed to be written in a perfect world. You have to phrase your question very carefully and even if you preface it with "I know this is a bad idea, but let's pretend it has to be done this way.", you'll still get several replies saying that's the wrong way to do it. Don't get me wrong, it's still the best programming resource I've seen, but it sure helps if you know "the rules".
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