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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I was recently involved [] in helping a company choose a language for desktop application development. The contenders were Java (buzzword compliance), Perl (developer knowledge), and Python (somewhat less developer knowledge). The management originally liked Java because it had mindshare, while Python was unknown and Perl was considered a toy. It was ruled out due to VM issues, Microsoft's antics to countermand Sun, performance, and deployment issues. Python was chosen because it has much better documenta