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Re: Perl Programmers Don't Die...

by dk (Chaplain)
on Oct 07, 2007 at 20:01 UTC ( #643320=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl Programmers Don't Die...

Unfortunately they do die. Count me sentimentalist, but I didn't find the topic funny, as it reminded me of the late Nick Ing-Simmons. OTOH a poll option that would satisfy my grave existentialism would also do.

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Re^2: Perl Programmers Don't Die...
by blazar (Canon) on Oct 08, 2007 at 07:39 UTC
    Unfortunately they do die. Count me sentimentalist, but I didn't find the topic funny, as it reminded me of the late Nick Ing-Simmons.

    Well, perhaps it's not funny, and count me as a sentimentalist too, but also as a person with a severe kind of cancer I feel like reminding you that sometimes it's good to laugh even at the most serious and sad things. I often make jokes about my own disease and, believe me, it helps. (A magic want to just switch it off would help more of course!)

      Im very sorry to hear that blazar, and I wish you the best.


      I am also very sorry to hear about that. I do agree with you. I know a hand full of people who laugh at problems and live long happily. I heard them never complain about their problem, but they laugh at it. May the almighty be with you to defeat the cancer bravely.
      That's a cruel irony - a carpe diem joke from a person with cancer is missed on another without. I'm not changing my opinions, but I do wish you, personally, all the luck and bravery you may need.

        First of all, thank you. I had already /msg'd my thanks to demerphq and now I collectively thank all of you: demerphq, vc_will_do and dk and the others who /msg'd me in the first place. But really, for those who would also feel like dropping a line or two to me on this subject, I would prefer them to choose the /msg way too, not to make too much what is intended as a funny poll into a melodramatic series of fellowship messages.

Re^2: Perl Programmers Don't Die...
by arcnon (Monk) on Oct 12, 2007 at 14:24 UTC
    We aren't dead we just haven't bathed or slept in days due to the tight deadlines imposed by the millitant pencil pushers. Hince the odor and visual stimuli that lead you to BELIEVE we are dead.
Re^2: Perl Programmers Don't Die...
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 21, 2007 at 09:33 UTC
    Unfortunately that is life. From a CPAN admin perspective, we lose one noticable author a year to various reasons. (in the last three years, blood clot, religion(Simon went to god school) and heart attack in that order). Things happen in life, and if you can't laugh at them, we simply will never get on with life.

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