"I noticed a discussion about Perl on Hacker News this morning. The linked article is about why the author likes Perl. As with all articles of this type, it attracted the usual "Ruby is better!!" comments. The Hacker News discussion is slightly more intelligent, arguing that Perl is ugly, that the article's author "gave up on Ruby too soon", and that regular expressions are slow (as though that has something to do with Perl). Anyway, I thought I would address these points, and share with you why I think you should use Perl..."

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