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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Note that while that message was apparently posted in 2000, Erik's antipathy for Perl and his original rant on the subject dates back several years previous AFAIK (I wouldn't be surprised if 1996 or 1997, or even earlier, were the case). It also presupposes that only one set of values and goals are valid.
    • It also presupposes that only one set of values and goals are valid.

      That, to me, is a reasonable critique of many things that come out of MIT, Lisp among them.

      I'd like to think that I'm a force for quality, maintainability, and sanity in coding in the Perl community, so I do appreciate elegance and correctness in code. Still, it's most important to get the job done. If that means writing a one-liner I'll never use again, so be it.