Fun times with Perl

A few days ago I 'discovered' Perl and I like it a lot. My job currently involves parsing a lot of log file data and Perl is my new friend.

It all started when I came across this excellent introduction and a few hours later I was slicing up log files left, right and centre. And looking at my scripts so far it doesn't seem to be that much more incomprehensible than my PHP code! :)

I'm already missing the simplicity of PHP though – something as trivial as parsing a timestamp (using PHP's excellent datetime function) is not quite so trivial in Perl.