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The Rules of Perl Club
I particularly like rules 6 (no Java, no VB) and 7 (hacks go on as long as they have to). And, yes I realize this was meant as a joke, but it does speak to something found in this site and in Perl and in us, doesn't it?
The genius of Larry Wall, in conjunction with the Perl community, is that he has created a linguistic work of art that we all seem to take proprietary pride in, even those of us who have only recently joined the "club." That's not an attitude of separateness or snobbery--it's pride and appreciation for the art form. What Larry Wall and the rest of have accomplished in Perl is a simple notion of turning computer programming into communication, into language.
We don't need to talk about Perl Club, or Perl, because it speaks for itself.