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Perl REALLY stands for:

by bv (Friar)
on Oct 01, 2009 at 10:34 UTC ( #798594=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on Perl REALLY stands for:

Practical Extraction and Report Language
[bar] 257/31%
Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister
[bar] 123/15%
Polymorphic Existential Recursive Lambdas
[bar] 32/4%
Perl's an Extremely Reliable Language
[bar] 53/6%
People Earn Respect Lazily
[bar] 28/3%
Perfection Enters Real Life
[bar] 30/4%
Programmers Everywhere Relish Leisure
[bar] 31/4%
Provides Employment for Randal's Lectures
[bar] 24/3%
Programmers Enter Riding Llamas
[bar] 77/9%
Perfectly Easy, Really. Look!
[bar] 83/10%
Perl Expansions are Really Lame
[bar] 57/7%
Other
[bar] 26/3%
821 total votes
Comment on Perl REALLY stands for:
Re: Perl REALLY stands for:
by Moriarty (Abbot) on Oct 01, 2009 at 11:16 UTC

    I don't know about anybody else but I definitely relish leisure. :)

Re: Perl REALLY stands for:
by Bloodnok (Vicar) on Oct 01, 2009 at 13:16 UTC
    • Pretty, Enjoyable, Runnable Lines
    • Programmatically Enabling Results, Look
    A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))
Re: Perl REALLY stands for:
by Caesura (Acolyte) on Oct 01, 2009 at 14:08 UTC
    For me its programmers escaping real life...
Re: Perl REALLY stands for:
by ChuckularOne (Parson) on Oct 01, 2009 at 16:17 UTC
    I WANT MY LLAMA!!!!!
    (Yes, I was shouting on purpose)
      Really? I'm holding out for pushmepullyou. ;)


      To disagree, one doesn't have to be disagreeable - Barry Goldwater

Re: Perl REALLY stands for:
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 01, 2009 at 22:41 UTC
Re: Perl REALLY stands for:
by jonadab (Parson) on Oct 02, 2009 at 02:06 UTC
Re: Perl REALLY stands for:
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 02, 2009 at 02:36 UTC
    Like Superman, Perl stands for "truth, justice... and all that stuff."
Re: Perl REALLY stands for:
by DrHyde (Prior) on Oct 02, 2009 at 10:24 UTC
    Politely Expressed Racoon Love
      Pork Express Really Long
Re: Perl REALLY stands for:
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Oct 02, 2009 at 12:44 UTC
    Please Encapsulate Real Life?

    --
    tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
    And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
    - Chick McGee

Re: Perl REALLY stands for:
by belg4mit (Prior) on Oct 03, 2009 at 05:31 UTC
    Perfectly Easy. Really, Look!

    --
    In Bob We Trust, All Others Bring Data.

Re: Perl REALLY stands for:
by wjw (Deacon) on Oct 04, 2009 at 03:20 UTC
    Practical extensible reliable legible ..ok, it is a list of attributes, not a sentence or phrase.. but it darn sure works for me! :-)
    • ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...
    • The Spice must flow...
    • ..by my will, and by will alone.. I set my mind in motion
Re: Perl REALLY stands for:
by Ratazong (Prior) on Oct 06, 2009 at 06:07 UTC
Re: Perl REALLY stands for:
by arc_of_descent (Hermit) on Oct 07, 2009 at 12:03 UTC
    I chose Perl's an Extremely Reliable Language. It always helps me to get out of tough programming situations.

    --
    Rohan
Re: Perl REALLY stands for:
by syphilis (Canon) on Oct 07, 2009 at 12:14 UTC
    C:\>perldoc perl NAME perl - Practical Extraction and Report Language
    End of argument ;-)

    Cheers,
    Rob
      Ahem
      perldoc perl |grep -C1 actually Perl actually stands for Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister, b +ut don't tell anyone I said that.
Re: Perl REALLY stands for:
by JadeNB (Chaplain) on Oct 08, 2009 at 15:00 UTC
    I can't help thinking of PEMDAS:
    Please Excuse … Larry.
    I can't come up with anything polite to put in the blank. ‘(the) Ravings (of) ’ fits, but doesn't seem very nice (or appropriate).
      Please Excuse Rambling Larry?
Re: Perl REALLY stands for:
by romandas (Pilgrim) on Oct 08, 2009 at 17:19 UTC

    Precariously Enabling Rickety Locution

    -- Avoid prolix nebulosity.

Re: Perl REALLY stands for:
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Oct 09, 2009 at 12:07 UTC
    Primarily for Entertaining with Ribald Llamas!

    (Or not.)

    --
    tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
    And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
    - Chick McGee

Re: Perl REALLY stands for:
by swampyankee (Parson) on Oct 10, 2009 at 14:41 UTC

    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

Re: Perl REALLY stands for:
by QM (Vicar) on Oct 13, 2009 at 03:55 UTC
Re: Perl REALLY stands for:
by Akoya (Scribe) on Oct 14, 2009 at 17:18 UTC
    I have to go with Larry, Tom, and Randal on this one "To those who love it, Perl is the Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister." (Camel book, preface)
Re: Perl REALLY stands for:
by Xilman (Friar) on Oct 17, 2009 at 09:14 UTC
    Preposterously Eccentric for Real Life(tm)
Re: Perl REALLY stands for:
by stonecolddevin (Vicar) on Oct 19, 2009 at 01:22 UTC

    Perl really stands for "no u".

    mtfnpy

Re: Perl REALLY stands for:
by shenme (Priest) on Oct 28, 2009 at 04:22 UTC
    Pedantic, Eclectic, Rumpled, but Lovable.

    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.
    Lewis Mumford

For those of us in NLP...
by primerdp (Initiate) on Oct 28, 2009 at 19:47 UTC
    For those of us trying to do NLP in perl.. Painfully Extracting Real Language
Re: Perl REALLY stands for:
by graceoflarkspur (Acolyte) on Oct 29, 2009 at 17:43 UTC

    <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>

Re: Perl REALLY stands for:
by TJPride (Pilgrim) on Dec 26, 2011 at 09:40 UTC
    Any chance on a more serious vote for just PERL vs Perl?

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