Ha! I resisted the first bait but--Hey! I'm just a fish.
Using PERL as screening criteria is reasonable to me.
Litmus tests are cheap and require little skill or effort. They
do measure only one attribute; they do have their place.
But not for an initially given reason.
Cultures do not deserve respect, people do. A culture seems to
inhere in, or adhere to, its people but is foolish to confuse the
Generosity is greater than fairness. I test the fit of the concept
of generosity in all the places that I previously used fairness.
This has been fruitful. Fairness or justice can easily become an
exercise in miserly bean counting--did I get mine? Generosity
promotes a finer intention and diminishes the importance of what is
beyond your control.
Much of the elite of perlmonks is supporting the significance of
Perl versus PERL. I don't know to what degree this is driven by
self-interest. I doubt many have considered the issue--it is
such a small matter. I use Perl and perl as prescribed
elite; if it was my code I'd be a cargo cult programmer but since it's
my English I'm a clueful character. There is something
amusingly weird in that.
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