But I agree with what you say – anybody that finds themself doing the
same thing again and again needs to find a way to automate it. That’s
the difference between craftsmen and laborers.
And find someone that knows Perl, not for Perl itself but for CPAN.
I’ve often chosen Perl over Ruby for some task, only because I found a
module (or several modules) in CPAN that just needed some glueing to do
exactly what I wanted.