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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I was recently writing about something very similar [perl.org]. Basically, the closer you can express your program in terms of the problem domain, the more productive you become. As an example, I reduced a 14 line SQL script down to a one-line problem statement. If that one-line statement can be the program, we're doing well.

    That is what dynamic languages are coming closer to achieving. By contrast, back in the 60s and 70s, you used to have to write your JCL (Job Control Language) in such a way as to describe th