in reply to Why does PerlMonks rock?

The magic ingredient is Perl.

Fans of bondage and discipline languages think one way, fans of languages of choice think another. So, here in the land of TIMTOWTDI we have a collection of folks who don't care how you say a thing as long as you say it well, while in the land of The One True Way you find folks who don't care what you say as long as you say it perfectly correctly. The former are friendly folk, the latter are pedantic disciplinarians.

Or so it seems to me, but I could very well be wrong.