On the other hand, if someone wants to do the conversion as part of a larger task having a module there to do the heavy lifting can be a great boon. On top of that there is the immediate benefit you get from writing the code and getting it into shape for submission to CPAN, and the possibility that you can use it as part of your code portfolio to aid job hunting.
Optimising for fewest key strokes only makes sense transmitting to Pluto or beyond
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