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in reply to Client prefers java, but wants to hear a case for Perl

If they want to check out Perl's bona fides, point them to another government agency. The Census Bureau uses Perl, and there's a good article on O'Reilly, titled (surprisingly) Learning to Count on Perl at the Census Bureau.

O'Reilly also has an article on how the Federal Reserve Board uses Perl.