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Re^2: Perl oddities (s/// doesn't DWIM in map)
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Because that might be part of a much larger chain.
Additionally, what's gratuitous in one set of eyes is natural in another's. For example, I find Java to be a gratuitous (mis)use of classes, but others, like Smalltalkers, find it to be gratuitously procedural. :-)
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Expressing a contrary opinion, whether to the individual or the group, is more often a sign of deeper thought than of cantankerous belligerence.
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