Of all the examples I gave, this one is perhaps the most theatrical, full of passion, hubris and tragedy. And there are many players on the stage, not just merlyn.
Indeed, what I found funniest was
where Jenda says: Now at last I can call myself a hacker in the media meaning.
Whether you find this funny or not depends on personal taste. I did. Some of the language used tickled my funny bone for some reason, such as "Am I a member of a insulting-group?"; "No hard feelings, please, but I think your contribution was a bit to much 'over-dressed'"; "nevermore write publically that my code is insecure - or just prove it!".
On a more serious note, I feel these sort of scripts (e.g. Matt's Script Archive) present Perl in a very poor light and I applaud merlyn in this case for promptly and publicly dissuading others from using the posted code. Finally, I was saddened by the poster's response to criticism because this was a great opportunity for him to improve. Perhaps the best way to improve your coding skills is to develop a thick hide, post your code to a public forum, and learn from the free code reviews you receive.
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