Why DNA is better than perl ;-)

(with apologies to Why Tcl is better than perl)

Perl (practical extraction and report language) and DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) have been locked in an endless debate since before Larry was a twinkle in Mr Wall's eye. Perl is used to manipulate DNA and, in a roundabout way, DNA is used to manipulate perl. There are many advantages to the more biological route.

Arguing whether perl is better than DNA is like arguing whether daddy is better than chips. DNA has brought the world beer, pie, camels and Buffy. What has perl ever done for us?