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Perl IS a programming language, right?
Your friend once again demonstrates that certain things we learn in school are best quickly forgotten.
I have been programming for over 20 years. I have used dozens of computer languages. I can only tell you two things, I prefer to make love on a soft bed and I prefer to program in Perl. I also program in Java, but then once, in my youth, I made love on a coffee table.
mitd-Made in the Dark
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