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A more philosophical answer pointing out a suitable learner's mindset in approaching Perl as a new language/skill:

(combining three themes from the camelbook)

Hubris is a valuable virtue in a beginning Perl programmer, as it allows him to cover the easy 90% of a complex problem while just applying newly learned Perl baby talk.

(badly mangling another camelbook theme)

Having taken care of the easy portion with easy baby talk, Perl still makes solving the hard 10% possible with adult object orientation and modularization.

(with baby talk and adult oo just being two extreme examples for TIMTOWTDI, in other words, both are valid and valuable perl styles. While this encourages the make-your-hands-dirty-with-code virtue, it's still pretty much the opposite of the time-is-money blinders approach of the base node)

In reply to Re: What are the business needs from Perl by jakobi
in thread What are the business needs from Perl by Anonymous Monk

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