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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I thought it was an ice ax(e).

    I once knew someone who abbreviated "left" as "lft." (with the period).
  • I propose using HypertextMarkupLanguage::TokenParser and LibraryForTheWorldWideWebUsingPerl::RobotUserAgent instead.

    Where do you stop? (only half facetious)
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    Esli epei eto cumprenan, shris soa Sfaha.
    Aettot ibrec epesecoth, spakhea scrifeteis.

  • Oh, how I feel your pain. I go through this all the time with the databases at work, where it seems vowels are the Tools Of Satan.

    Tables with "subscriber" in the name, but "subscr" in various column names. Abbreviations like "wrnty", "overrd", "intrfce" (holy god you're saving TWO DAMN LETTERS), "cntry", and so on. And they're not even consistent, so I have to constantly check why something isn't working!

    And yet they insist on having redundancy in the form of "bin_num", "sic_code", and lookup tables wh