I am just reading Nigel Chapman's book Perl: the programmer's companion, and am intrigued by the epilogue. It's an (imaginary) coffee shop conversation between three programming experts, called Harry, Ed and Bernie, and the reader is invited to work out their true identities (plus that of the waiter) on the basis of their comments. Seeing as the author's hints didn't give much away, and as I lack a comp sci background, I thought I'd turn to the Monks for their thoughts. My guesses are that "Harry" is Larry Wall, "Bernie" is Bjarne Soustrup and the waiter is Chapman himself (about "Ed" I have no idea). Am I close? Or is there, as one might expect for a Perl-related question, More Than One Way To Answer It?