In a thread in comp.lang.perl.misc
"So what do YOU use Perl for?", Gwyn Judd suggested:
I use it to impress women.
Around 1993 or 1994 I started dating a woman who was a quilter. After
seeing a lot of quilts and pictures of quilts, it seemed to me that
most quilters stuck to a few traditional quilt blocks and that there
might be a lot of quilt blocks that were rarely used.
a suite of Perl programs
to generate all the quilt blocks of a
certain type (sixteen-patch half-square triangles with 90-degree
rotational symmetry) and I printed out
I was delighted, because the results confirmed my suspicion: There
are a lot of excellent but rarely-seen quilt blocks.
I was even more delighted when we got married, and
she made the program
a real quilt and gave it to me as a wedding present.
She must have been impressed.
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