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Re: Who is Perl? (Anthropomorphizing Everything)

by Aristotle (Chancellor)
on May 23, 2002 at 10:47 UTC ( #168739=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Who is Perl? (Anthropomorphizing Everything)

Perl is the aging professor who always seems absent minded and speaks in a sometimes absurdly complicated seeming manner, but can calculate cubic roots (is that the English term?) in his head without any aids and will find and fix mistakes in his colleagues' exams' questions while overseeing a class that is writing one, because he's bored and has nothing better to do. (I actually had such a teacher.)

Makeshifts last the longest.


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by FoxtrotUniform (Prior) on May 23, 2002 at 16:02 UTC
      Perl is the aging professor who always seems absent minded and speaks in a sometimes absurdly complicated seeming manner...

    No, that's Haskell. Perl's the gruff, impatient first-year prof who's nevertheless beloved by most of his class (the get-a-degree-get-a-job types don't like him, because he won't tell them what's going to be on the final) and seems frighteningly competent in every specialization you (or he) can think of. (And yes, I had such a prof -- several, in fact.)

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    The hell with paco, vote for Erudil!
    :wq

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