Nice Analogy. I recently came across this article: http://www.drdobbs.com/open-source/why-i-use-perland-will-continue-to-do-so/240148364 . Good read. :)
Update: Fixed the broken link. Sorry for the delay. Been working on another automation work for capturing hardware failures using...Perl :) Will post it here soon.
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