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Re^2: People who write perl, Perl and PERL

by Anonymous Monk
on Nov 24, 2005 at 17:13 UTC ( #511476=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: People who write perl, Perl and PERL
in thread People who write perl, Perl and PERL

It's simply *BAD ENGLISH* to change the meaning of a word based upon capitalization

What about "god" vs "God"? You don't see the difference there? And "March" vs "march"? Or "August" vs "august"?

Changing the meaning of an acronym (even a retrofitted one) years afterwards, and then claiming it's now an "incorrect usage" is equally unworthy of consideration.

So you always capitalize RADAR, LASER, SONAR, and SCUBA?

Or can you admit that those words, while originally being justified as acronyms, are now simply names, and can be spelled radar, laser, sonar, and scuba?

You're ranting, but we're not listening.

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