If you think about it, how many people do actually have a need in developing an IRC server in Perl?
No need to think about it since I definitely need one, and I figure there must be few more out there among the monks and 1000 results on google for pircd. I needed a customized ircd and my only language skill up to the task is perl. This thing has allowed me to tweak and extend irc in ways that otherwise would be far beyond my reach. If not for this one project I'd be stuck. It would be a shame if this solution didn't continue to exist.
perl -MO=Deparse -e"u j t S n a t o e h r , e p l r a h k c r e"