I frontpaged that node for two reasons:
- It raised a lot of interesting discussion. I enjoyed
reading the responses, and I think they're of particularly
high quality. In other words, worth showing off.
- It seemed an appropriate question to show newbies
when they first visit the site. I imagine we get a fair
bit of traffic from curious people who want to learn more
about Perl. Lo and behold, their first question has
already been asked, and well answered.