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I'm a pretty avid Perl programmer. I have probably coded in Perl for longer than all but a handful of people that show up here, and been in a lot of situations where it might seem like what you're asking for would have arisen.

But guess what? We don't stand around and do that. The code just does the thing. We don't stand around trying to name it.

So, I'm guessing that if you create your proposed section, a frequent Perl coder like me would simply be mystified, because it's an activity that I don't find myself engaging in, or even contemplating.

What problem are you trying to solve by learning how to better describe the code?

Nobody "discussed" the name of the Schwartzian Transform. Tom named it, and it stuck. Nobody "discussed" the name of "inside-out objects". It got named, and it stuck.

What exactly do you see as the process in your proposed section?

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
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In reply to Re^3: A proposal: new section on Perl Monks. by merlyn
in thread A proposal: new section on Perl Monks. by Win

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