The Inaccessability of Perl - Stray Toaster
Wednesday, The Morgan Stanley Room, 1145, 20 mins

Cursed with explaining to systems engineers why their perl4 sucks? Doomed to decoding some built-up-over-the-years regex that runs to 300 characters? Fated to forever wander to THE FAR SIDE OF THE OFFICE to fix other people's scripts? Why is perl so damned inaccessible? This is the true story of an innocent abroad, one who was brought up with Proper Perl, then released into the full horror of the Real World(tm). With examples, video nasties and primal scream therapy, this is a jaunt through perl through the eyes of others viewed by me, fixed by me and screamed at by me.