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[SLUG] To write good perl, you should know assembly


> C'mon its like hey to write good perl you should know
> assembly.

Maybe not a pre-condition, but not a bad idea!

If you know what the little man is doing behind the curtain, life
makes a lot more sense. (Perhaps losing some of its magical appeal?)

Perl has lots of contructs that used one way are much
slower than if used another.

Regexs are my favorite. Extremely easy to cause excessive
backtracking.

In the end, the four turtles holding up the computer earth 
are words, addresses, values and computations. The big turtle
they are all standing on are bits, 0 and 1.

Everyone should peek over the edge every so often to view
them.

Jamie