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Two years ago I joined PerlMonks. Although I was already an experienced programmer, my Perl ability was very crude.

Two years of reading, writing, answering, proposing, and discussing has been enormously beneficial for my coding skills.

I should say how grateful I feel to the many Monks who have been helpful during these 2 years, but the list would be too long, and I wouldn't want to forget anybody. Therefore, instead of posting a meditation, I decided to write an obfu, whose output will tell how I feel for the Monastery as a whole.

The script may take a few seconds to come up with the output. Please, be patient.

s..7072696E74206D61707B735B305D5B5C34305D673B735B315D5B5C34355D673B245 F2E242F7D206D61707B20756E7061636B202822422A222C207061636B2822482A222C2 45F29297D2071772820666666666666666666666638203830363766666666336666382 + 0663365376666666633666638206633653766666666336666382066336537653339373 2373138 20663 3653 1 6339 3833 306 534382 066336 53466 39393 33 16 633382020 2 020 20663 3 6534 65313 9333066393820 202020 663 36534633 939 33 32363 4 38202020206 6336534 65313933 3237 313 82020 2 020 666666 666666 66666666663820 6666 6666666 6 666 666666666 66666 666663 82038306666666 6653 6376366 66666 6 3366 66 3820 20396 537666 6666536 3338 6 66666 6 63366 66 382039 6537666666653634346666666633666638203965373163386536366365333937323731 3820203830653463323636376363313833306534382020396665306366653637636339 3933316633382039666537636665363763633939333066393820396665346366653637 6363393933323634382039666631636665363763653339333237313820666666666666 666666666666666666666638293B20232323232323232323232323232323232323.;$; =$=+$=/5;$;=chr$;;$^=lc$;;$^++for+1..01046565;$;.='*';sub two_yrs{eval "$^'@{[shift]}','@{[shift]}'"}$..=two_yrs$;,$1 while "PerlMonks++" and '732e5c732e2e673b6576616c207061636b22482a222c245f'=~m;(..|2 years with PerlMonks improves your Perl coding habits, or so it);g;s,,$.,seems#;)

Happy coding

update davido reports that this script doesn't agree with Perl 5.8.0 on a Win98 system, making the machine exhaust its memory.
I am sorry about that, but I was only able to test it under WinXP, Win2000, cygwin, Linux Debian and Mandrake 2.4.18 and 2.4.21. It worked well.

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