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Re: Philosophical Perly Queues

by jryan (Vicar)
on Apr 16, 2003 at 23:12 UTC ( [id://251088]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Philosophical Perly Queues

I'm afraid I'm not sure what you are trying to say here. Are you saying that we should abolish the meditations section of this site? Or, by homonynistic reference, that we should we shouldn't use Perl as it will deaden our minds as programmers? I disagree with each of these interpretations.

Or was there something else that you were trying to imply?

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Re: Re: Philosophical Perly Queues
by mojotoad (Monsignor) on Apr 17, 2003 at 00:00 UTC
    I'm not trying to say anything at all. I simply thought it was an interesting quote. If anything, the saying points out the power and limitations of analogies. Even if we refer to seeds of wisdom, however, the same problem arises with infertile minds.

    Teach a man to plant seeds, and the world is his oyster. Or something.
    -- Matt

    Show me a man who covets pearls, and I'll show you a man who can't farm worth a damn. Or something.

    Show me a man who understands a pearl, and I'll show you a man who eats onions for breakfast. Or something.

    Show me a man who can grow oysters from seeds and I'll show you some more orthogonal analogies.

      Before I checked your homepage (and discovered that your first name is Matt), I thought that this was a dig at Matt - of Matt's Scripts. I'm glad it's not, but I did smile. :)

      Perl programming and scheduling in the corporate world, as explained by dragonchild:
      "Uhh ... that'll take me three weeks, broken down as follows: 1 day for coding, the rest for meetings to explain why I only need 1 day for coding."

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