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Re: What is a pumpkin?

by merlyn (Sage)
on Dec 19, 2009 at 00:24 UTC ( #813460=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What is a pumpkin?

It's really "pumpking", but most people say and spell it "pumpkin". As in, the person responsible for a particular Perl release. If you're not the Pumpking, you can only suggest changes to the next release, and you hope the pumpking approves.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119.

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Re^2: What is a pumpkin?
by The Perlman (Beadle) on Dec 19, 2009 at 22:18 UTC
    No it was "pumpgun", but because of bloody copyright conflicts with the NRA, Larry changed it to "pumpkin".

    Believe the Perlman!

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