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Re: Acronyms. (Perlmonks-specific Acronyms)

by grinder (Bishop)
on Jul 25, 2002 at 18:36 UTC ( #185274=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Acronyms. (Perlmonks-specific Acronyms)

I'm not sure I follow you. One of those nodes discusses silly acronyms, and the other discusses acronyms in common usage, and yet I thought your question was about Perlmonks-specific nodes.

Since I don't recall a discussion on the matter, here is a list of the PSAs (Perlmonks Specific Acronyms) that I know about.

AMAnomymous Monk (also known as Anonymonk, a.k.a Anomo).
CBChatterbox
CUFPCool Uses for Perl (thanks petral).
FPFront Page (as in "who FPed the SoPW on finite state automata?")
FPCfullpage chat, one way of keeping up with the CB.
NNNewest Nodes
NtCNodes to Consider
obfuobfuscation. (ybiC is quite correct in pointing out that this is an abbreviation, not an acronym. And it isn't specific only to Perl Monks for that matter)...
OPOriginal Post or Original Poster. For instance, diotalevi might reply about how it would be possible to walk the op-code tree and reassign lexical pads on the fly, to which adrianh will reply "yeah, but the OP just asks how to format a number to 2 decimal places".
PMDPerlmonks Discussion
SoPWSeekers of Perl Wisdom
SPScratchpad/Scratch Pad (depending on how one spells it)
TMGThe Monastery Gates

(/msg me if you know of others...)


print@_{sort keys %_},$/if%_=split//,'= & *a?b:e\f/h^h!j+n,o@o;r$s-t%t#u'


Comment on Re: Acronyms. (Perlmonks-specific Acronyms)
Re: Re: Acronyms. (Perlmonks-specific Acronyms)
by krujos (Curate) on Jul 25, 2002 at 18:50 UTC
    My idea encompasses both types of acronyms. The typical perlmonks acronyms mentioned above, and the things that you are likely to see in messages.
    OTMH Off the top of my head
    JAPH Just Another Perl Hacker
    TIMTOWTDI There is More Than One Way To Do It

    etc...
    Perhaps the page should be devided into two sections or something to explain that they are different...
    Josh

      One wee-tiny quibble, brother krujos.   AFAIK, TMTOWDI sans the first "I" is the original form of the "There's More Than One Way To Do It" acronym.  

      FWIW, http://www.acronymfinder.com/ is my favorite place to find what an acronym stands for.   There's even an AcronymFinder form on my homenode, in the Search Jones section.   Of course it doesn't (yet?) contain PM-specific acronyms.
          cheers, TTYL, TTFN,
          ybiC
          striving toward Perl Adept
          (it's pronounced "why-bick")
Re: Re: Acronyms. (Perlmonks-specific Acronyms)
by dws (Chancellor) on Jul 25, 2002 at 19:53 UTC
    Once from efnet #perl that's about to be used more here is

    KLB Known Lazy Bastard

    "KLB" is used for people who waste others' time by asking simple questions after having done zero work to solve a problem themselves.

Re(2): Acronyms. (Perlmonks-specific Acronyms) (YAminor quibble - acronym, abreviation)
by ybiC (Prior) on Jul 26, 2002 at 13:52 UTC

    As long as I'm quibbling, the term "obfu" isn't actually an acronym, rather an abbreviation.   Like the GBians who say "telly" contrasted with USAites' "TV".

    Now if we look at the term "fsck", it appears to be a combination acronym+abreviation of "File System ChecK".   So does that make it an acroviation?   Or a CAA?   Hmmm... howzabowt abrevonym?   ;^D
        cheers,
        Don
        striving toward Perl Adept
        (it's pronounced "why-bick")
Re: Re: Acronyms. (Perlmonks-specific Acronyms)
by Theo (Priest) on Sep 24, 2003 at 17:41 UTC
    And what about "lart"?
    Since I don't know what it is, it may not be an acronyms.

    -theo-
    (so many nodes and so little time ... )
    Note: All opinions are untested, unless otherwise stated

      lart=Large Attitude Readjustment Tool. Think tire iron, baseball bat, crowbar, etc...

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