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These last days, I got to assist a Perl newbie in his attempt to modify a library with ugly and evil code. Something that you’ll want to deal with as much as you’d like to deal with Dark Lord of the Sith himself. During that time, I got to say this words more than once: “Este codigo ten o demo dentro!”. A good translation of that Galician sentence would sound like: “Satan lives in these lines!”.

I saw three lines compressed in one unintelligible “sausage string”. I saw one variable resolved in 3 lines to compensate the previous point. Also…

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