Trying to understand this years from now
Most of this code was written while watching the Marlins sweep the Giants in the 1997 National League Playoffs – no Braves fans allowed to use this code (just kidding :-).
I realize that if I wanted to be true to the perl tradition, the only comment in this file would be something like:
…they shuffled back towards the rear of the line. ‘No, not at the rear!’ the slave-driver shouted. ‘Three files up. And stay there…
However, I really needed to violate that tradition just so I could keep track of what happens myself, not to mention some poor fool trying to understand this years from now :-).