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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • but Python, from the little bits I've been seeing of it, has made me very curious. So has Ruby, but as I'm less likely to find a used Ruby book I want than a Python book, I'll probably stick to Python.

    You can find used copies of "Programming Ruby" on Half.com and Amazon for about $15. I think you'll find Ruby a cleaner language in general, and it's certainly a greater departure from Perl than Python is. When I learned Python it felt like it was only slightly different than Perl, and both the syntax and