$tune = $Aerosmith['Pink']

Perl, It's my new obsession
Perl!~/\?/
Perls on the neck of your lover
'coz Perl gives you stuff to discover

Perl at the bin in my /usr
Perl, cos you are no luser
Perl, it's the coding with passion
cos() today it just goes with the Slashdot

	Perl, what a mess at first sight
	Perl, with the regexps so wild
	Perl, gets the lowest of nice

	And I think all these bugs are going to multiply
	no matter what we hack...

Tonight you could be my dromedary
'coz Perl is a lingo so scary
Perl likes its vars with the dollar
it's curled but you don't ever tell 'er, yeah

	Perl, what a mess at first sight...

	And I think all this code is going to self-rewrite
	no matter what we eval() tonight.

I want to be your regex
I wanna doc you in LaTeX
Perl on the screens that we key on
Perl, do I hate that one python, yeah

	Perl, what a mess at first sight...

	And I think all this code is going to multiply
	no matter what we eval() toniiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

A little background

I got this idea while working 16-hour days on a project in Perl. Had never used the language before. I'm a big fan of Python but there was something fun about the obscurity and hackitude of Perl - like the fact that on my third day coding Perl I had to write some self-modifying code to get something done compactly. In essence, Perl and Python compare like poetry and scientific publications. Serious programming should be more like science, but that doesn't mean poetry isn't fun.

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