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Re: poll ideas quest 2007

by blazar (Canon)
on Oct 05, 2007 at 16:21 UTC ( #642952=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to poll ideas quest 2007

Thanks to XP champion Cop, I found out a thread started back in 2001 by japhy which is actually in the form of a poll but seems to have never made its way to polls. I'm reposting it here with additions from the various replies given in the original thread, some cosmetic interventions and a pair of suggestions of my own.

Perl Programmers Don't Die...

  • they get DESTROYed
  • their refcount drops to 0
  • they get collected
  • they just refer to something else
  • they just warn
  • if they're in an eval
  • they croak
  • they form a circular self-reference and so continue to exist forever, but become inaccessible
  • they shutdown
  • they are exported
  • if they are blessed
  • if they are damned
  • they reset $self
  • they go out of scope
  • they get undefined
  • they just leave the symbol table
  • they get dumped and hope someone remembers the reverse
  • they accidentally get stringified and can't be restored
  • they're obfuscated and B::Deparse can't handle it
  • someone enables strict and they have to adapt or leave
  • they're locals and you move away
  • they're deprecated for the next release
  • they just fade to Python
  • they just hibernate waiting for Perl 6

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Re^2: poll ideas quest 2007
by wolfger (Deacon) on Nov 09, 2007 at 19:19 UTC
Re^2: poll ideas quest 2007
by Tux (Abbot) on Oct 06, 2007 at 10:57 UTC

    Hilarious. This one makes it so hard to pick one. Several apply. I miss some bitrot variant, or reincarnation after perltidy.

    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

      Indeed. I was particularly amused by the last option ... no-one could possibly hibernate for that length of time.


        They didn't plan to die, but the winter was way much longer than expected, and they all end up dead.

        Seriously that's subjective observation.

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