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Re: Re: Resource protection and Perl 6

by TheDamian (Priest)
on Jan 23, 2003 at 03:37 UTC ( #229209=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Resource protection and Perl 6
in thread Resource protection and Perl 6

you might find this article by Mr Conway helpful

It's Doctor Conway. I didn't spend six fricking years in Evil Computer Science School to be called "mister," thank you very much.

;-)


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Re: Re: Re: Resource protection and Perl 6
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 23, 2003 at 05:14 UTC
    Sorry I could not resist this since Doctor Conway's out burst has brought a cheeky grin to my face. In my day to day work my colleagues routinely call me Mr Reade and I cannot be bothered wit the stress of it all to put every one right when they get it wrong suffice to say that I only insist on proper use of my title when I think someone has been cheeky or just down right ignorant. After all, I know what I have done and what it cost me in time etc. etc. Here in the monastery, all who follow the Perl way will most probably be humbled by the likes of Damian and their achievements, is that not enough? If Damian insists on being called by his proper title, then he should perhaps sign ALL articles etc as Dr. D Conway, that way no one can be excused for their lack of knowledge, which I believe (in this case certainly) is the ONLY culprit. Sincerley, Gav. (Dr Reade if you insist)
      Usually when TheDamian does the pinkie thing and waves the frickin' bald cat at people it's enough, but that only works in person...
Re: Re: Re: Resource protection and Perl 6
by pdcawley (Hermit) on Jan 23, 2003 at 05:55 UTC
    Yes sir Doctor Conway sir. Your wish is our command sir. Would you like 3 or 4 slave girls with that cup of tea?
Re: Re: Re: Resource protection and Perl 6
by Dr. Mu (Hermit) on Jan 23, 2003 at 09:10 UTC
    I didn't spend six fricking years in Evil Computer Science School to be called "mister," thank you very much.
    Yeah, me too, so I do sympathize. Yet, despite the nick, I'm not a real doctor: all I got for my efforts was a lousy Ph.D. :-(
      A Ph.D. is a "real doctor". Too bad English doesn't have two separate words for "doctor" (which means "one who leads" in Latin, related to English "docent") and the more specific "medical doctor" (docteur and médicin(e) in French).
Mister, Doctor... why bother?
by bronto (Priest) on Jan 23, 2003 at 12:56 UTC

    Briefly, since this subthread is a plain off-topic.

    You made so many things for Perl and the community that I could spend all my life saying thanks to you and it wouldn't be enough, but PLEASE, don't point out you spent six years to get a degree.

    You are a famous person, and all the famous people are known only by name and surname, or nickname. So you are "Conway", "Damian Conway", "TheDamian", "Mr.Conway" or even "Damian" to everybody.

    Do you regret you are famous, Damian?

    Thanks for everything you do for Perl and for us

    --bronto

    Update: dree made me notice the smiley, and Elian showed me that I was definitely wrong. Sorry about that, my head is all covered by ash.

    # Another Perl edition of a song:
    # The End, by The Beatles
    END {
      $you->take($love) eq $you->make($love) ;
    }

      Oh, please, people.... Damian was doing a frickin' Doctor Evil quote. It was a joke.
Re: Re: Re: Resource protection and Perl 6
by Ctrl-z (Friar) on Jan 23, 2003 at 16:33 UTC


    "That makes me angry, and when I get angry that makes Mr. Bigglesworth upset, and when Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset- people DIE!"

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