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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I was in a roughly similar situation once where I was tasked with creating a program to summarize data in a system and dump the output for another process to grab, but I knew nothing about the systems involved. In this case, my ignorance paid off. I went to my boss and asked him what I should do. He had me make appointments with everyone involved and find out what their systems did, how they did them, what data formats they used, et cetera.

    It was a long process, but eventually I wound up with a specs d