So I wrote a Perl script this week. Just typed it straight in. Just ran it. Care? Schmare! The interpreter kicked it back. Minimal edit! Ran it again. Another error. Edit, run. Another. Edit/run. More. Editrun. More.

Me: Done, run this for me!
Perl: No, what about X?
Me: Ah, yeah, perhaps this time.
Perl: No, did you look at Y?
Me: And now?
Perl: No, have you seen Z?

Ring any bells? I try not to be the interpreter these days, by avoiding the one-dimensional rejection that invites the instant edit/retry.