I can certainly understand Perl-flavored syntax errors, but I can't very well see a Perl accent in writing valid code in other languages. I think an accent comes from moving from a less feature-rich language to a more feature-rich language, and not using the new features. Because Perl is so feature-rich, and especially because of TIMTOWTDI, there is no Perl accent. Instead, a Perl programmer might exhibit a C accent or a shell-scripter's accent.
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