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Re^7: PERL as shibboleth and the Perl community

by TimToady (Parson)
on Nov 25, 2005 at 17:47 UTC ( #511722=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^6: PERL as shibboleth and the Perl community
in thread PERL as shibboleth and the Perl community

More than just being a single backronym, in adding its second gloss "perl" was intentionally turned into a backronym generator. It would be interesting linguistically to categorize backronyms into those that are productive and those that are fossilized. Certainly "perl" is still productive: "Polymorphic Existential Recursive Lambdas" is just the lastest one.


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Re^8: PERL as shibboleth and the Perl community
by tilly (Archbishop) on Nov 25, 2005 at 22:23 UTC
    Is there a list somewhere online of these? Adding a few more off of the top of my head:

    Perl's an Extremely Reliable Language
    People Earn Respect Lazily
    Perfection Enters Real Life
    Programmers Everywhere Relish Leisure

    And so on..

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