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Re^2: Were it not a monastery, my favourite metaphor for PerlMonks would have been:

by blazar (Canon)
on Aug 16, 2007 at 19:08 UTC ( #633159=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

Perl politics,perl government, perl united .... etc

Well, the poll was about places (where people go or gather to... well, do something!) while politics is an abstract concept and government is not necessarily so abstract, but far from being an actual place, unless you take into account the palaces of politics. Either way, I don't like your suggestion, since it stresses the idea of an institutional Perl whereas Perl, notwithstanding $Larry and @Larry -nay, thanks to them!- is much a community thing, written and mainteined by the community for the community. Real people, for the most part, gather in a pub, in a cinema, in a factory... sometimes in an asylum... not in a government house! Also the hinted idea of a Perl party sounds much like "closed mind" to me: I am a Perl supporter all the way, and I have a bad opinion of e.g. Python... but even as a metaphor I couldn't stand the image of a Perl party against a Python party.

Plus:

Fools run the government
Sick forein policy
Their words sound valiant
But their hands are green
Unending quest for power
Taxes that make us slaves
Don't believe a word of it
Ignore the f**ked up things they say
Cause I'm gonna make it on my own
Dictator on a throne
Make my own philosophy
US OF ME
A citizen who's really pissed
United Anarchists
Give me death or liberty
I AM MY OWN COUNTRY
UNITED STATES CONFEDERATE OF ME


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