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September 30, 2008, 07:05

Can you put up an expanded version of your Perl YouTube downloader that is not a one-liner?

One-liners in Perl (and Golf, too) are one of the things that have damaged Perl's reputation among programmers who don't know much about Perl.

If you perpetuate one-liner solutions by promoting them without offering the full more understandable alternative, you are helping to harm Perl by scaring people away from it based on a false flaw they think it has. True that Golf is fun, but don't let people get the idea that Golf is what Perl is about.

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