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Re: My favorite monk is

by liverpole (Monsignor)
on May 07, 2006 at 18:48 UTC ( #547920=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to My favorite monk is

It was only a short while ago I found out about paco, and his story at Perlmonks.  It really has turned into an intriguing tale; he has earned many experience points (as I write this, 620 personal XP, and 557 for his lone question), and he disappeared with a mystery that has become larger-than-life over the years.

I'm a (relative) newcomer to Perlmonks myself, having been here for not quite a year.  But the saga of paco continues to illicit curiousity, speculation and fantasy, and is now a Perlmonks treasure.

For my own part, I like to imagine that paco has been off studying, and has long since become a Perl guru.  It's nice to see that all votes go to him; had I voted, that's for sure where my vote would have gone anyway.


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Re^2: My favorite monk is
by Unanimous Monk (Sexton) on May 08, 2006 at 14:28 UTC
    It was only a short while ago I found out about paco, and his story at Perlmonks.

    Ok, now I'm curious. What is paco's story, or is the lone 557XP question all there is?

      paco posted a single question and was never seen again. Sometime after that, Ovid started a campaign to make paco a Saint by trying to get every monk to vote for paco. It's succeeding quite nicely, given that paco has only one node to vote on. (It is the second highest-ranked node of all time.)

      Update: I'll happily stand corrected. Erudil's node is the singularly most-recognized piece of Perl code.

      My criteria for good software:
      1. Does it work?
      2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?
        Thankfully, this node still ranks higher. Now that I think about it, I wish I could have voted for Erudil.


      The myth continued

      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      Lingua non convalesco, consenesco et abolesco. -- Rule 1 has a caveat! -- Who broke the cabal?
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

      As I've heared, he was the first real visitor of perlmonks, he posted a question first after the opening of The Monastery Gates. Everyone before him cound as natives, not visitors.

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