Greetings Great Gremlin-
I turned to Perl for very pragmatic reasons: NT and Solaris compatibility, rich network tools - FTP and sendmail right out of the box, zero cost - no internal budget problem, a lively support community and good documentation.
Upon arrival in Perland - there were more treasures; no memory leaks, good performance, faaaast change cycle, clear syntax, and no &%^*&% proprietary tools needed.
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