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Re: Perl Programmers Don't Die...

by swampyankee (Parson)
on Oct 07, 2007 at 22:10 UTC ( #643332=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

...if they're embedded in an eval block...

...if they've been careful about their backups...


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Re^2: Perl Programmers Don't Die...
by blazar (Canon) on Oct 08, 2007 at 08:16 UTC
    ...if they're embedded in an eval block...

    That is an actual option of the poll, in case you missed it.

    ...if they've been careful about their backups...

    And I wanted the options to be Perl specific, while this isn't. But your remark anyway kind of reminds me of Desty Nova, a fictional charachter from the Battle Angel Alita manga, who at some time was beheaded by Alita - yet he had a backup of his cerebral chip implanted in his stomach. (Of course he also could not die for being beheaded because of the nanomachines he injected in his self.) Actually I am unsure about which version of Perl Nova uses for his own work...

      ...if they're embedded in an eval block...

      That is an actual option of the poll, in case you missed it.

      Yup, I missed it.

      The idea of a brain-backup is pretty common (at least now) in sf; offhand, I can think of books by John Varley, Greg Benford, Greg Egan, Frederick Pohl, and John Barnes, the webcomic Schlock Mercenary, and the shared universe of Orion's Arm. I didn't know about Desty Nova or Battle Angel Alita; when I'm not at work I'll have to wonder over there. I'm sure there are more.

      ...

      emc

      Information about American English usage here and here.

      Any Northeastern US area jobs? I'm currently unemployed.

        Charles Stross's Accelerando has one of the best kind of brain backups that i have read in a while.

        Whats even better is that its free: Accelerando

        I'm sure there are more.

        For example, in Ghost in the Shell it is a recurring philosophical conundrum, blurring the lines of what it is to be human. This theme is particularly prevalent in the film releases.



        Wait! This isn't a Parachute, this is a Backpack!

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