Perl Teasing Challenge

Feeling about Perl what I feel almost makes me scream at other developers things like "why the f*ck are you using X language and not Perl?".
I 'think' this kind of approach would not be very productive in terms of giving my peers the opportunity to feel the same kind of enthusiasm I feel.

I want to ask you what should an efficient Perl Teasing Presentation include?

I have expressed my opinions in this blog post.
My post was inspired by Gabor Szabo's challenge to give a 4 hour Perl Presentation


Definitely include one-liners. For people who know grep, sed, and awk, Perl is a nice synthesis; for those who don't, it may be a revelation.

Also include examples with simple CPAN stuff like LWP::Simple, starting with how to install it.

> cpan LWP::Simple
> perl -MLWP::Simple -e 'getprint ""'

PS -- I'm assuming you didn't want your JS tracking junk to come through in the RSS:

var _gaq = _gaq || [];
_gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-407609-11']);

(function() {
var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true;
ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '';
var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);

Yes: don't spy on people. If you write good stuff, they'll read it, and a few (not many) will comment.

FWIW, according to Ghostery, doesn't include any of the usual ad/tracking junk, so you'd have to get their server logs to get your "analytics."

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