I think perl is an ugly mutt. But if it needs to get timmy out of a well, it'll run fast enough, bark loud enough, and bite hard enough to get him out, whereas the pretty dogs that win awards might to one of those things a little better... but not much, and if it can, well, it'll just have to learn their tricks. We're hardly above stealing from the best.
We are using here a powerful strategy of synthesis: wishful thinking. -- The Wizard Book
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