in reply to Since I discovered Perl, I've given up:

Uh, I haven't *given up* anything since I discovered perl; If anything, perl has always given me more time, since it's easy on the eye (most of the time), includes most everything you could need & has relatively good speed. Those, plus it runs everywhere that I have to use it (IRIX, Solaris, Windblows, BSD, Linux, even VMS) with the same consistency everywhere.