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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • That McNamara quote got me thinking.

    There are several reasons for answering a different question than you've been given. Off the top of my head:

    • The question you've been given is boring, and you'd rather give a related answer about something more interesting. (This is what it looks like you're talking about.)
    • The question makes assumptions you disagree with [perl.org] and so you must dispute those assumptions in order to give a meaningful answer.
    • The person asking the question is attempting to solve a problem, and