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What I look for in a pumpkin is...

by davido (Archbishop)
on Oct 24, 2006 at 16:07 UTC ( #580311=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on What I look for in a pumpkin is...

Symmetry
[bar] 37/10%
Efficiency
[bar] 17/4%
Maintainability
[bar] 35/9%
Smallest Footprint
[bar] 6/2%
Speed
[bar] 18/5%
Functionality
[bar] 26/7%
Objective Orientation
[bar] 21/5%
Friendly user interface
[bar] 44/11%
Aerodynamics
[bar] 84/22%
Proximate patches
[bar] 10/3%
Seeds
[bar] 88/23%
386 total votes
Comment on What I look for in a pumpkin is...
Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by jeffa (Chancellor) on Oct 24, 2006 at 16:10 UTC

    None of the above: Automatic garbage collection. :)

    jeffa

    L-LL-L--L-LL-L--L-LL-L--
    -R--R-RR-R--R-RR-R--R-RR
    B--B--B--B--B--B--B--B--
    H---H---H---H---H---H---
    (the triplet paradiddle with high-hat)
    
      Yet another Janitory system :-)
      long live Perl !!
Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by ptum (Priest) on Oct 24, 2006 at 17:25 UTC

    Size. There's just nothing better than having a bigger pumpkin than your neighbor, especially if it is that neighbor with the boat, the pool, and the fancy sports car. :)

      Yup, although that is more to have enough room to put the fancy design on it.
      tubaandy
Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by Sandy (Deacon) on Oct 24, 2006 at 17:59 UTC
    "Friendly user interface".

    I've call my son "pumpkin" ever since he was born.

Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by gaal (Parson) on Oct 24, 2006 at 18:10 UTC
    Taste.
      No kidding! This Sunday we took the kids to a local farm and chose pumpkins, then my wife and I made fresh pumpkin cheesecake.

      Maybe I'm spoiled by living in the Midwest, but fresh pumpkin pastries and pies are absolutely fantastic.

      --
      tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
      And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
      - Chick McGee

        Unfortunately, growers are breeding pumpkins these days for carving and size, not taste.

        Fortunately, there's been a backlash (see Tuesday's NYT article which requires a login).

        So yeah, go taste! I speak as someone who makes an excellent pumpkin pie and pumpkin soup (I chose "Functionality" for my vote).

Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by nimdokk (Vicar) on Oct 24, 2006 at 18:21 UTC
    Six white horses, a couple of coachmen, wheels. Nothing much mind you :-)
      .... without the curfew of course
        of course :-D
Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by jcoxen (Deacon) on Oct 24, 2006 at 18:25 UTC
Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by Popcorn Dave (Abbot) on Oct 24, 2006 at 18:26 UTC
    Personally, I have yet to find a pumpkin with any kind of efficiency. You carve them, and in a few days you have rotting pumpkin soup on your porch. :p

    Revolution. Today, 3 O'Clock. Meet behind the monkey bars.
Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by blue_cowdawg (Prior) on Oct 24, 2006 at 18:39 UTC

    Aerodynamics and good balance. That suckers gotta be able to fly! fire in the hole baby!


    Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
    Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg
Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by derby (Abbot) on Oct 24, 2006 at 19:22 UTC

    One that works well with my dremel.

    -derby
Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by Albannach (Prior) on Oct 24, 2006 at 19:25 UTC
Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by kwaping (Priest) on Oct 24, 2006 at 21:19 UTC
    "Size" is a pretty attractive (non-)option, but I'm going to have to go with "personality".

    ---
    It's all fine and dandy until someone has to look at the code.

      It's not the size, it's what you do with it that matters!

      will: do{ perl programing } for ($cash);
Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by grinder (Bishop) on Oct 24, 2006 at 22:46 UTC

    Considers all patchs carefully, evaluating them on different platforms and verifies threads-compatibility and ensures that code written for 5.001m still runs correctly. Definite bonus points if they also enjoy a beer or two. When confronted with a bug, will quickly develop a fix, add documentation and tests.


    Oh, you said pumpkin.

    • another intruder with the mooring in the heart of the Perl

Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by DrWhy (Chaplain) on Oct 24, 2006 at 23:35 UTC
    Must pass all smoke tests.

    --DrWhy

    "If God had meant for us to think for ourselves he would have given us brains. Oh, wait..."

Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by arkturuz (Curate) on Oct 25, 2006 at 07:57 UTC
    Smeg! Pumpkin, Rimmer! Beware of pumpkin!....
    Gosh.. It got ya...
Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by wolfger (Deacon) on Oct 25, 2006 at 12:22 UTC
Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by zentara (Archbishop) on Oct 25, 2006 at 12:39 UTC
Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by rinceWind (Monsignor) on Oct 25, 2006 at 13:31 UTC

    My eye/brain interface is playing tricks again. I read the title of this poll as...

    What I look for in a pumpking is...

    This made me wonder if something had happened to Nicholas, or if we had achieved a perl release milestone and I didn't notice.

    --

    Oh Lord, won’t you burn me a Knoppix CD ?
    My friends all rate Windows, I must disagree.
    Your powers of persuasion will set them all free,
    So oh Lord, won’t you burn me a Knoppix CD ?
    (Missquoting Janis Joplin)

Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by margulies (Friar) on Oct 26, 2006 at 00:56 UTC
Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by mikeock (Hermit) on Oct 26, 2006 at 16:36 UTC
    Seeds! My wife makes the best roasted pumpkin seeds... MMMMM
    My sig Sucks!
Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by kabeldag (Hermit) on Oct 27, 2006 at 08:20 UTC
    I don't eat pumpkin. Ditto.
Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by Ben Win Lue (Friar) on Oct 27, 2006 at 14:58 UTC
         Oil!

    And the best place to look for pumpkin seed oil is Styria!

Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by wjw (Hermit) on Oct 27, 2006 at 15:48 UTC
    Thick skin.... so when the little twerps kick it after taking the treats they have been given, the pumpkin grabs their foot. Watch a little goblin try to run down the street with a pumpkin of any size stuck to his foot... good for a weeks worth of laughter...
    ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...
Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by brig (Scribe) on Oct 28, 2006 at 06:25 UTC
    Hmmm, Fresh Roasted Pumpkin Seeds... ;)

    For anyone out there that anticipates smashed pumpkins:

    Dog Crap, Lots of it. Mix in some old kitty litter. I think my house must have become famous, nobody smashes my Jack-O-Lanterns anymore.

    Yes it makes a mighty mess and smells bad, but you ROFLYAO while you spray off the foot prints on your driveway.

    ;)

    --Brig
      I was getting fed up with all this about pumpkins, but you made me laugh out loud ++.

      When I was a young lad many moons ago in the UK we didn't know what a pumpkin was and had to make do with a hollowed out turnip or swede. Not an easy thing to hollow out compared to a pumpkin.
      Many hours later with cuts on our hands the resplendent blood splattered hollowed out turnips would be put on view illuminated by a bit of candle (no batteries or flashing diodes for us).

      The kids have it too easy these days!!
      Gavin

        Well it is halloween.

        A turnip? That sounds like a true challenge, I've made Jacks out of various gourds, but never a turnip

        I'm glad I made you laugh. After having a number of Jack-O-Lanterns smashed over the years I decided to get even. I decided that filling it with broken bottles was over the top, but remembered the old "poop in a burning bag" prank.

        I had two more Jacks smashed after that (2002) and not a one since.

        :)

        --Brig
        had to make do with a hollowed out turnip or swede

        Hollowed out Swedes? Don't they scream an awful lot? For lack of a Swede, can you substitute a Fin?

      Dog Crap, Lots of it. Mix in some old kitty litter. I think my house must have become famous, nobody smashes my Jack-O-Lanterns anymore.

      Is that because no one is willing to walk downwind of your house anymore?

Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by Smaug (Pilgrim) on Oct 30, 2006 at 07:24 UTC
    I had no idea the monastery was full of so many pumkin experts or that there was so much to look for in a pumpkin.
    Living in a country where we don't do anything for halloween, we normally just look for seeds....

    Take a look at this if size is your thing:
    http://guy-sports.com/fun_pictures/pumpkin_small.jpg
Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by holli (Monsignor) on Oct 30, 2006 at 12:45 UTC
Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by spiritway (Vicar) on Oct 31, 2006 at 22:59 UTC

    Aerodynamics, for sure. Also, density. We want to augment that terminal velocity...

Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by TedPride (Priest) on Nov 06, 2006 at 07:33 UTC
    Whatever happened to the most important option, size?
Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by Knom (Beadle) on Nov 06, 2006 at 20:37 UTC
    I chose seeds... for making biofuel out of the seed oil.
Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by wolfger (Deacon) on Nov 08, 2006 at 14:40 UTC

    Okay, it's time for the turkey poll now, in honor of Thanksgiving. My answer stays the same, though.... aerodynamics. :-)

Re: What I look for in a pumpkin is...
by Tux (Monsignor) on Jan 02, 2007 at 14:40 UTC

    I had to read the answers to understand the question :)

    I thought we were voting on perl pumkings

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