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I don't know about anybody else but I definitely relish leisure. :)
tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
- Chick McGee
In Bob We Trust, All Others Bring Data.
Looking at Coding in smileys or camel code clearly shows that Perl is an esoteric programming language,
however (unlike most others) having some practical use, too ;-)
That's why I think that it really means
so long! Rata.
perl - Practical Extraction and Report Language
perldoc perl |grep -C1 actually
Perl actually stands for Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister, b
don't tell anyone I said that.
It doesn't. Perl is a name, not an acronym. HTH.HAND.
I do like "Perl's an Extremely Reliable Language," mostly because I have a horrid attraction to recursive acronyms.
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Please Excuse … Larry.
(OK, I cheetahed a little bit.)
Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of
Precariously Enabling Rickety Locution
-- Avoid prolix nebulosity.
<Crow> Parenthetical Echoes Reverberate Loudly!</Crow>
<Mike> Possibly Ethical Reasons Languish!</Mike>
<Servo> Hirsute Astronauts Revile Massachusetts!</Servo>
<Mike> No, Servo, this is P E R L...</Mike>
Perl really stands for "no u".
Pedantic, because the details do count, but you should know those anyway.
Eclectic, "selecting or choosing from various sources", as in
"Perl shows its origin as an amalgamation of tools, for the purpose of being a more useful tool."
Rumpled, because lots of people have run their fingers through its hair.
Lovable, just because. I think it rubs off on the best of us here.
Altogether, like its creator.
I'm a pessimist about probabilities; I'm an optimist about possibilities.
Priority 1, Priority 2, Priority 3
Priority 1, Priority 0, Priority -1
Urgent, important, favour
Data loss, bug, enhancement
Out of scope, out of budget, out of line
Family, friends, work
Impossible, inconceivable, implemented
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