It gets 29 things done with perl to do something impossible
It's not impossible. You should look up what that word means.
It's much easier to develop one-liners on the command line because it can so rapidly scroll through history of revisions. I can get a few test runs deep into trouble fiddling around with it and get back to a working version by hitting the up arrow a few times. In many years I haven't found a more rapid, easier and fun way to explore and deploy the power of perl.
For you maybe, it sounds stupid and time consuming, and looks awful. Thanks for perpetuating the meme that perl looks like line noise
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