Yeah, I definitely get your point and I mostly agree. And I probably don't want to write a full RPerl application.
But if I could write my main program in Perl and have my limited CPU intensive part(s) of the code (e.g. deeply nested loops) in RPerl, maybe I could have the best of two worlds: high speed of compiled programs for the CPU intensive part, and the high expressive power of Perl for the rest of the program.
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