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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • If you want to jump in the deep end, or just need to make this half as long and a little more complex, or want to learn some Perl idioms as quickly and painfully as possible (figuratively speaking), go to the Monastery [perlmonks.org] and post in Seekers, indicating that you're looking to make this shorter and sweeter. Ask nicely. (Read the Friendly FAQ on posting first, it'll save you a lot of time and trouble later.) You'll get a lot of responses, most of which will include rewrites of your code in maybe one-third as
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    • I still think that simpler is better. Specially, if it requires to be passed around to another (unsuspecting) individual, other than yourself. So called "Monastery" is a good idea, can't argue with that, but, excuse me, Perl is not a religion, it does not require a monastery, monks or following... It's a programming language... Right?...
      • Perl is a society, and we use a lot of analogies for that society.

        If it makes you feel better, pretend the monks are Jedi adepts. Stronger in the force I feel you growing, young padawan! :)

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        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers