What I was going to say here before my post got lost was that a perl nun is not a good thing. Nuns are traditionally only minimally educated (enough to read the liturgy) while monks are very scholarly, so a perl nun would be a person who was enthusiastic about Perl without knowing anything about - a sysadmin maybe? (heh heh)
So a skilled perl coder who happens to be a woman ought to be a monk too.
Am I being too picky? I consider myself a monk, even though I voted for "nun"
> Nuns are traditionally only minimally educated
> (enough to read the liturgy) while monks are very
Depends on the tradition you're looking at, and the era.
There is strong evidence to indicate, for instance, that
in the (mostly illiterate) Merovingian era, Christian
nuns learned Latin, copied books, and even wrote.