Err ... why the aggression?
My apologies if I've offended you, but as my comment wasn't even directed at you I don't see why you should get insulting about it.
1.) I only have this one handle ... If I wanted to stay unknown I'd post as anonymonk
2.) I wasn't commenting on the actual code at all ... I'd never presume to do that because I KNOW I'm not good enough.
3.) I wasn't attacking anyone, I wasn't being sarcastic, I was stating an honest opinion ... or do I have to be vroom before I am allowed that?
4.) My comment was 100% aimed at the BrowserUK's idea that there is no need for easily readable and maintainable code, it had nothing to do with the actual code under discussion. It also had nothing to do with any personal opinion of BrowerUK and his abilities as a coder ... I've read enough of his posts to know he's way better at perl than I'll ever be. My difference is purely philosophical, not personal.