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It's in this sense that I say it's an acronym. Could you enlighten me how that's wrong?
Perl is a Backronym. In fact, it's even listed in the List of backronyms.

However, even if it was merely an acronym, the official spelling is still not capitalized—any more than "rom", "ram", "smog", "radar", "laser", "sonar", or "scuba" are capitalized now (which are all arguably acronyms, not backronyms).

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
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In reply to Re^6: PERL as shibboleth and the Perl community by merlyn
in thread PERL as shibboleth and the Perl community by merlyn

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