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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • People need to be able to do cool shit with a minimum of fuss. Writing amazing text filters with a command line was pretty slick ten, fifteen years ago. Now, who cares? So what CAN you do with Perl that is Amazing?
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    • It's still all about CPAN. I write a maintenance utility for my company's product, which runs on Windows 2003 and supports MS-SQL and Oracle databases. I use ActiveState's products to compile .exe's and hide the Perl from the users. I started with Perl because I already knew it and didn't need to buy a new toolset; I keep using it because CPAN keeps making the job easier. When I needed to produce historical graphs, I brought in an RRD module and it just worked. When I needed to check a web page for somethin