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"PERL" is a clue that you're not a team player
And I respectfully disagree with that statement. If you spell it "PERL", it means a couple of things:
  1. You've not read perlfaq1
  2. You've not participated in a perlmonks thread where such a distinction was made

The first is not particularly egregious. perlfaq1 answers other such pressing questions as "Where can I get a list of Larry Wall witticisms?" and "What is a JAPH?". Questions for the ages I'm sure, but nothing in there would lead me to believe that the person is not a team player.

The second is even less so. As far as I can tell, the Monestary isn't mentioned anywhere "official". That is to say that it isn't mentioned in the docs as being the place for all your Perl needs. I stumbled upon it almost 5 years ago, and I'm sure that others have done so similarly.

And so, I ask, what is it about spelling it "PERL" that indicates that someone is not a team player? Is it that they haven't read the part of the official documentation least likely to help them in their day to day work, or that they haven't followed every conversation on the unofficial place for Perl questions?


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In reply to Re^8: PERL as shibboleth and the Perl community by thor
in thread PERL as shibboleth and the Perl community by merlyn

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