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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).

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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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    [Corion]: holli: Ooof :)
    [hippo]: Cut should beless than 20% after tax, though. :-)
    [Corion]: hippo: Yeah, but at least two years ago, it still was close enough to 20% cut
    [Corion]: But I have a very positive experience with a four day workweek and a three day weekend. I can't easily go back though to full money.
    [Corion]: That is easy without having to pay for a house, a wife or children though. If I had any of these, or any two of these, the decision wouldn't be that easy.
    [ambrus]: wait. I understand no wife and children, but how do you not have to pay for a house?
    [hippo]: I had a low-paid job about 20 years ago and seriously considered going down to a 3-day week. Would have worked 60% of the time for about 80% of the cash.
    [Corion]: ambrus: Well, I pay rent, but don't own a house with variable/ unforeseeable costs

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