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I hear you, brother JJ.
I've been coding for over two years now, and ever since I found perlmonks, it seems that I learned only what I needed to get the job done and never really explored all the possiblities. Take map for instance, I still haven't figured out why it would be better to do stuff with that little bugger! Or merlyn's post on his favorite loop method (but then again, he IS Randal Schwartz). Or btrott and chromatic, that always seem like they've seen your problem/question hundreds of times before. Oh, so basic.
My answer to your question is: I have no idea, but that's not stoping me from trying to improove
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