I agree with you about how helpful people are. Larry Wall has said that a language is more than a syntax, it is the community of people who use it.
I got hooked on Perl because someone wrote a perl module to automate the RCS versioning system. (I think it is called RCS.pm) I then started hanging around this site, and it seems that if I post a question on Seekers of Perl Wisdom I get a bunch of answers in a few hours.
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