|do any monks use English for any production code?
I don't even use it for test code :) It can make a script slower, especially if you are using regular expressions.
Right from the POD:
This module provokes sizeable inefficiencies for regular expressions,
due to unfortunate implementation details. If performance matters,
consider avoiding English.
This is mainly (the RE part) because it brings $& $' and $` into the game.
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