You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar
This constant theme that anyone asking a question about Perl, should already know enough to couch that question in Perlish terms -- ie. Must "demonstrate what they've tried" -- is tired, forlorn and counter-productive.
It's like asking everyone who seeks out driving instruction to provide video of their last fatal accident.
Expecting everyone who has discovered (or been pointed at) Perl as a possible solution to their occupational task, is like expecting every footballer or lumberjack to realise that mathematics is the key to their occupational tasks. Forlorn, and naive.
With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
In reply to Re^2: how to access elements in perl (for the naysayers)