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Re^5: Perl is dying

by Marza (Vicar)
on Jul 15, 2006 at 21:34 UTC ( #561498=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Perl is dying
in thread Perl is dying

So where you involved in those threads? The only one that seemed to be kind of jerky was Tom. I am told by a couple people he can be that way.

However, these examples fail to show people getting apopletic over "PERL"

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Re^6: Perl is dying
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 16, 2006 at 19:26 UTC
    Are we talking about apopletic or apoplectic? The root to the second word is apoplexy? I like definition one...
    1. Sudden impairment of neurological function, especially that resulting from a cerebral hemorrhage; a stroke.
    ...seems anyone worrying about PERL vs. perl has probably lost some higher brain function. Or are we talking about apocalyptic?
    3. Characterized by usually exaggerated predictions of or allusions to a disastrous outcome: “Not knowing the provenance of P.E.R.L. is tantamount to spitting in the face of Perl luminaries."
      Are we talking about...

      No, this non-medical meaning.

      We're building the house of the future together.
        It is also used colloquially, particularly in its adjective form apoplectic, to mean furious, enraged, or upset to the point of being unable to deal with the situation rationally or diplomatically.
        That looks like a pretty good description of those who fret about PERL. A similar thing occurs here at perlmonks when it comes to one word node titles.

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