Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister
 
PerlMonks  

Re^3: Of the following Wizardly beings, which is most likely to be a regular Perl user?

by Erez (Curate)
on Jun 20, 2008 at 12:24 UTC ( #693142=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Of the following Wizardly beings, which is most likely to be a regular Perl user?
in thread Of the following Wizardly beings, which is most likely to be a regular Perl user?

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.


Comment on Re^3: Of the following Wizardly beings, which is most likely to be a regular Perl user?
Re^4: Of the following Wizardly beings, which is most likely to be a regular Perl user?
by apl (Monsignor) on Jun 20, 2008 at 16:07 UTC
    <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?

        *Excellent*!

        Alfred Bester came up with both. He was guest of honor at a science fiction convention in NYC, and during a speech he mentioned that. He then added "But I can't remember the damn thing at all!"

        "In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship Evil's might, beware my power, Green Lantern's light!" I rattled off.

        "Oh God." he moaned... 8-)

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://693142]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others avoiding work at the Monastery: (7)
As of 2015-07-07 04:52 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    The top three priorities of my open tasks are (in descending order of likelihood to be worked on) ...









    Results (87 votes), past polls