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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I remember a few years back Ronald Kimball performed an experiment on comp.lang.perl.misc. He posted under a pseudonym, pretended to be a novice and asked a simple question that went something like this: "How do you delete a file in perl. I found the delete function, but it doesn't seem to do what I want it to do."

    Ronald got only helpful comments and no flames. I assume that it was the mention of an attempt at effort that caused the good-hearted people to help, and the wolf pack to stay at bay.

    If anyone knows where I can find that posting, (and Ronald's eventual revelation of the true authorship.) I'd like a copy to point people to.