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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • How often have you writen a "hello world" program? Why, everyone and their dog has written one, why write another? The simple answer is that you needed to start somewhere to learn how to program in a certain language. Sometimes you can learn that by doing the little things, like another makeslides script, you find bigger and better things out there that really do fit your requirements, when at first you didn't think they did.

    Others do it simply because their idea of the concept can be quite limited and they want to understand better either the language or the methodogy behind what they are doing.

    There are also the people who have a different take on a particular problem and feel they can do it better. Templating systems are a good example here. If Andy hadn't been inspired enough to write another templating system, Template Toolkit would never have seen the light of day. There were plenty around at the time, why write another? Because he had another way of looking at the problem.

    If only one app was ever allowed to be written to perform a particular task, I doubt Larry would have been given the go ahead to write yet another programming language.