I took the time to do those things b/c that's what good citizens do.
The application was done when I posted the question. I am always interested in other approaches b/c I love to learn. And I'm more than willing to change an approach if I get back a good reason.
Since you seem interested in the "benchmark" of my post: algorithm: 40 seconds; super search: 2 minutes; post: 1 minute; follow up... well, I admit, I could have blown this one off safely and saved myself some time; I type 88wpm though, so not too bad after all.
Reading through the PODs of the 1,416 results returned by a typcial CPAN search (and this one in particular) instead of just asking the good monks here... why? Are you against increased content on the site?
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