Perlers use regexes more often because they are better accessible in Perl.
Codeblocks are easier accessible this way, thats why Ruby uses them very often.
I have no problem, if you don't understand the aim of other paradigms and prefer to stick with your well known tools ... TIMTOWTDI. =)
( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)
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