A few comments:
A) Interesting thread and question
B) Use the source, Luuuuuuuuuuuuke!
C) Isn't using Perl in datastructures class kinda like cheating? :) Datastructures isn't appreciated as an artform unless you are doing it in raw C. My class used a bit of java here and there, and honestly, I got robbed out of my tuition for that one. Fortunately, I'm a lot better at that kind of thing now.
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