in reply to Don't go all PerlMonks on me

From the sound of things, you did exactly what she asked for.

You gave a working solution to her immediate problem, that along the way, demonstrated the power of the 'use CPAN' mantra,

... without going all PerlMonks on her.

And you have left her to learn the lessons of your demonstration, in her own time and her own way. Nice one++.

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