Most languages are like stackoverflow: I have a question, I want the best answer. Perl is like PerlMonks: I have a doubt, I want to read an interesting discussion about it that is likely to go on a tangent. q-:
Wow, what a fantastic reference. Thanks erix! When this sort of thing happens, it reminds me why I love this place. I can visualize the New York Times headlines now:
Perl Monks web site reverses global warming and eliminates warfare while improving the wellbeing of our planet's people and ecosystems!
Ahem. Sorry 'bout that. Back to reality, it will take quite a while to digest this impressive and thought-provoking paper, so many fascinating and borderline intractable topics analysed. I have no idea yet which of the many interesting topics covered in this paper to discuss further (and am open to suggestion).