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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Here's my theory, which I just *know* you're dying to hear:
    • Advertising. Head to your local bookstore. See the number of Perl and Java books? Now, do you see any Scheme or Smalltalk books? Many people have simply never heard of them, or only heard of them in passing.
    • Difficulty. One can read Learning Perl and have a basic grasp on the language in a very short period of time. I don't think the same can be said of Smalltalk or Scheme, at least not for your average hacker.
    • Syntax. Smalltalk's syntax is