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Re: Funniest Variable/Subroutine names

by Amoe (Friar)
on Apr 05, 2002 at 13:28 UTC ( #156903=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Funniest Variable/Subroutine names

I recently wrote a module Net::LiveJournal to allow me to programmatically post to my journal. Me and my friends all have them, and we have our little injokes. One amongst us isn't a very experienced typist; when we talk on messenger programs, he always misspells "post" as "psot". For some reason, he can't seem to spell it, or even misspell it another way.

The upshot of this is that using "psot" as a synonym for the verb "post" when referring to our journals has passed into our lexicon. Hence, when I created my module, I wrote a sub post to post an entry, and I also wrote a wrapper sub called psot to call post with the same arguments.

Well, I found it amusing at the time... :p


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Re: Re: Funniest Variable/Subroutine names
by Sidhekin (Priest) on Apr 05, 2002 at 14:03 UTC

    Is he, mayhap, a TEUNC?

    (See TEUNC Page).

    One the more typical TEUNCs is -- and I quote -- Menelvagor the Slayer of Killerbytes, Editor of Sauron's Dairy, and Lord High Enervator of the Empire of Psot, Tamer of Firestorm the Dragon, Hopelessly Wacky Baritone, and Grand Flusher of the Sacred Precincts of Tyope, Protector of the TraskÚd Stuff, R.E.A.L.L.Y.W.E.I.R.D, and Count Tildanor the Rog

    (Emphasis mine -- and yes, that is typical for that bunch.)

    The Sidhekin
    print "Just another Perl ${\(trickster and hacker)},"

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