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Re: Were it not a monastery, my favourite metaphor for PerlMonks would have been:

by sgt (Chaplain)
on Aug 13, 2007 at 12:53 UTC ( #632198=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Were it not a monastery, my favourite metaphor for PerlMonks would have been:

perldojo.org definitely. Gives a feeling of a place you can learn in a "disciplined" way and at the same time mens sana in corpore sano

cheers and kudos for the pool ;) --stephan


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Re^2: Were it not a monastery, my favourite metaphor for PerlMonks would have been:
by papidave (Monk) on Aug 13, 2007 at 15:02 UTC
    I chose Perl Dojo, but am thinking that it's not strictly speaking a change in metaphor. More a shift from west to east, which may be cheating.

    Not to be recursive, but wouldn't the term "perlglob" be most appropriate?

      I chose Perl Dojo, but am thinking that it's not strictly speaking a change in metaphor. More a shift from west to east, which may be cheating.

      Not so much. A monastery has to do with religion: the actual religion changes across the world and so change the things to be practiced in the corresponding monastery. But a dojo hasn't to do with religion. Well, some japanese martial arts were influenced in some aspect or another by religious concepts in the intentions of their founders: but generally these aspects are not that pervasive. Also the term "dojo" is flexible and adaptable, like Perl itself: it can convey the simple idea of a place were to train and improve one's skills, which is the only thing someone will read in it, or more properly that of a place "where to practice the Way", which hopefully some others will recognize.

Re^2: Were it not a monastery, my favourite metaphor for PerlMonks would have been:
by blazar (Canon) on Aug 17, 2007 at 11:14 UTC
    perldojo.org definitely. Gives a feeling of a place you can learn in a "disciplined" way and at the same time mens sana in corpore sano

    That's good, but caveat: that latin phrase is often misquoted, as the Wikipedia's entry which you linked rightly asserts: "the original connotation of the phrase is that health of mind and body is good in itself and something to be rightly desired, as opposed to beauty, wealth, or power." More precisely Juvenal is making fun of those who pray for those other things and claims that only the former should be asked for.

    In fact, it may be a forced analogy, but we could make the above recommendation into Perl development: just make your software healthy in the mind (algorithms) and in body (the way they're implemented). Do not mind beauty, wealth (cool code that only you can understand and that you stuffed there just to show how much of a guru you are) or power (premature/micro optimization). Of course there's a limit, since what I consider sane code has to be beautiful as well, notwithstanding the fact that Perl's deepest nature lies in the realm of pragmatics. Perhaps beauty should simply follow naturally and not be obsessively searched for.

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