Yes, and accordingly I thank liverpole for re-posting this excellent and historic tchrist article.
Maybe I've become worn down by the relentless drive to "get it done fast, no time for reading" mentality that seems to be becoming more commonplace nowadays. People asking where is the "business value" in mastering Perl subtleties and intricacies in depth. Sadly, it is only rarely I come across a youngster with enough passion to read the tchrist article above. It happened just the other day though, with a new graduate. :)
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