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I don't know about anybody else but I definitely relish leisure. :)
It doesn't. Perl is a name, not an acronym. HTH.HAND.
tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
- Chick McGee
In Bob We Trust, All Others Bring Data.
Looking at Coding in smileys or camel code clearly shows that Perl is an esoteric programming language,
however (unlike most others) having some practical use, too ;-)
That's why I think that it really means
so long! Rata.
perl - Practical Extraction and Report Language
perldoc perl |grep -C1 actually
Perl actually stands for Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister, b
don't tell anyone I said that.
Please Excuse … Larry.
Precariously Enabling Rickety Locution
-- Avoid prolix nebulosity.
I do like "Perl's an Extremely Reliable Language," mostly because I have a horrid attraction to recursive acronyms.
Information about American English usage here and here. Floating point issues? Please read this before posting. — emc
(OK, I cheetahed a little bit.)
Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of
Perl really stands for "no u".
Pedantic, because the details do count, but you should know those anyway.
Eclectic, "selecting or choosing from various sources", as in
"Perl shows its origin as an amalgamation of tools, for the purpose of being a more useful tool."
Rumpled, because lots of people have run their fingers through its hair.
Lovable, just because. I think it rubs off on the best of us here.
Altogether, like its creator.
I'm a pessimist about probabilities; I'm an optimist about possibilities.
<Crow> Parenthetical Echoes Reverberate Loudly!</Crow>
<Mike> Possibly Ethical Reasons Languish!</Mike>
<Servo> Hirsute Astronauts Revile Massachusetts!</Servo>
<Mike> No, Servo, this is P E R L...</Mike>
I make decisions, and my brain carries them out
My brain makes the decisions, and I observe them (if I'm lucky)
I make some decisions, and my brain makes others
My spouse makes decisions and I and my brain carry them out
I wrote a program to relieve me and my brain from the burden of decision-making
The black-helicopter people project the decisions into my brain and then I do as ordered
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