I'll have to reread it more than once to comprehend out all that Larry has written.
I guess Larry felt the same way.
Sorry, couldn't resist ;-)
Actually, I think someone should go and write an Apocalypsis-style essay about Perl 5, maybe about OO or XS. Just to show that Perl 5 isn't really that much simpler...
I'm saying someone because I'm not familiar enough with the guts of Perl 5 myself :)
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