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Re: Of the following Wizardly beings, which is most likely to be a regular Perl user?

by Erez (Curate)
on Jun 15, 2008 at 07:13 UTC ( #692130=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Of the following Wizardly beings, which is most likely to be a regular Perl user?

Actually, I think Shazam should use AWK (if anyone gets this joke, raise your hand).

Stop saying 'script'. Stop saying 'line-noise'.
We have nothing to lose but our metaphors.


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Re^2: Of the following Wizardly beings, which is most likely to be a regular Perl user?
by apl (Monsignor) on Jun 19, 2008 at 16:16 UTC
    I don't (and I'm a Captain Marvel fan); could you explain?

      Because both SHAZAM (Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury) and AWK (Aho ,Weinberger, Kernighan) are acronyms of names!. Hahaha. Ha.

      Stop saying 'script'. Stop saying 'line-noise'.
      We have nothing to lose but our metaphors.

        <Geek alert>

        You're partially correct. The word given by the Wizard Shazam to Billy Batson was the acronym SHAZAM. The name and the acronym are two different things.

        </Geek alert>

        On the other hand, you get major kudos from me for remembering the gods that make up the acronym.

        Now, for a follow-up, shall we recite the Green Lantern oath together?

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