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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Although I know there are people out there writing large, long-running apps in Perl, I think a lot Perl programs are simply not well-suited to this style of development. For example, I do a lot of data munging and interpretation in Perl, i.e. small, separate transformations on large piles of text. From within Emacs, I can interact with Perl through either an inferior shell or an interactive interpreter (via Sepia). Even when I have both open, I usually find myself testing snippets in Sepia, but doing most actual work from the shell via scripts sharing code through modules. I may just have blinders on, but this seems the most natural way to divide up tasks.