Re: Sad really... <code comments>
Perl doesn't lend it self any more or less to lack of comments, the problem is the syntax of Perl can be so complex, you really need the comments.
I find myself adding plenty of comments to my Perl, so I can remember WTH I was doing when I wrote it a few months ago. But I always add comments, that's just a habit built up in school. Just like math teachers make you show your work, my CS teachers made us add comments.
But then, I suppose so many "developers" these days are self-taught, which is why A) they don't comment anything and B) they complain about how hard Perl is.