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RFC3977 and perl

by natmaka (Novice)
on Oct 16, 2009 at 20:16 UTC ( #801640=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
natmaka has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Did somebody notice that in RFC3977 (NNTP) one can read the sentence "No perl was used in producing this document"?

Do somebody know if it refers to our beloved language, and in such a case why it was written?

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Re: RFC3977 and perl
by almut (Canon) on Oct 17, 2009 at 00:59 UTC
    Do somebody know if it refers to our beloved language

    I think so — I wouldn't know what else it could refer to.

    and in such a case why it was written?

    My guess would be that the author of that document is either simply a Perl hater, or is proud that nothing but a "clean" processing chain had been employed to produce the document, i.e. no ugly text munging, which I suspect the author associates with Perl...  At least that's the impression I get from reading the paragraph before the quoted sentence.

Re: RFC3977 and perl
by mpeg4codec (Pilgrim) on Oct 17, 2009 at 03:32 UTC

    Because at ISI (home of the RFC editor), we use TCL.

    I wish I were kidding.

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