in reply to How has Perl helped you?
Perl has made me richer in many ways. Five jobs, my own company and equity in some side projects for which I used perl. It's given me a domain that I do well in, earning me respect from others and myself. It's a hobby, and I've spent countless hours just doodling with code for the fun of it! Sometimes I go and look at other languages, like java, lisp, obj-c, and others, but I always come home to perl. To me, every problem looks like two things that need to be stuck together, and the duct tape that is perl is always the right tool. Yes, even love poetry.