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Unfortunately, on this occasion exactly as on a half-dozen previous occasions, by the time I'd determined whether the task was remotely possible with PDL and had some idea of what I'd need to learn to get there, I'd already solved the problem some other way.
I think that's mainly an issue of domain - the type of problems I tend to deal with are rarely a close fit to the sort of problem PDL is primarily designed to solve. That leaves me never quite sure whether the benefit (to me) would justify the effort of climbing its learning curve, though I recognise that within its domain it is clearly a useful and powerful tool.