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Re: On the misuse of "PERL"

by poqui (Deacon)
on Mar 13, 2007 at 18:32 UTC ( #604645=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to On the misuse of "PERL"
in thread Developer::Perl::Find

I know this is on old thread; but this is probably the best place to post what I have found.

One should use "Perl" instead of "PERL" because, as a language, especially a technical language, the identification without ambiguity of the semantic structure is of high importance.

See the Object Modeling Group's "Common Warehouse Metamodel Specification" (OMG CWM v1.1 3/2003) Section 4.3.2.9: Core Metamodel: Expression.
"An Expression is a statement that will evaluate to a ... set of instances when executed in a context."

That context is identified by a named language;
"In general, a language should be spelled and capitalized exactly as it appears in the document defining the language. For example, use COBOL, not Cobol; use Ada, not ADA; use PostScript, not Postscript."

And I would add: use Perl, not PERL.

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Re^2: On the misuse of "PERL"
by belg4mit (Prior) on Mar 13, 2007 at 18:51 UTC
    Perl (5) has no formal specification, unlike, say C.

    --
    In Bob We Trust, All Others Bring Data.

      True, but there is something to be said for wide acceptance in the development community; and a desire to be unambiguous in semantic description.
      How much more "official" do you want to get than "Programming Perl"?

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