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Great Minds Think Alike.

Today Arnar Hrafnkelsson asked my opinion on a module he'd been working on called Regexp::Open. It's neat, it's a state machine implemented in C with an XS interface to it. I took a look at it and realised the concept looked a little familiar.

People are ingenious

On the Perl course I'm doing, I give out a lot of programming assignments. Last week, people wrote something to get five names and favourite colours from the user, stored each one into a hash, and then wrote out the hash as a colon-delimited file.

Thanks, Gisle!

LWP rocks. We all know that. But when was the last time you sat down and thought about the fact that someone actually coded it, rather than it being the gift from above it might behave like?