Cool/useful short examples of Perl?

Avleen Vig avleen at
Tue May 31 03:09:27 BST 2011

On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 7:45 PM, Damian Conway <damian at> wrote:
> I'll happily concede that this example isn't nearly as impressive as
> some of the others in this thread, but its real-world, useful,
> conveniently incremental, requires no modules, and ably
> demonstrates the value of many core features of Perl.

^^^ THIS
This is why perl is great, and this is what should be evangelised about perl.
Not that you can do it in 1 line with strange and obscure syntax.
This is what people learn the most from. Not perl golf.

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