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by Rydor (Scribe)
on Sep 15, 2000 at 01:26 UTC ( [id://32564] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to JAPH

in my opinion, how you sign JAPH gives you the rank, not whether you do it or not. Someone who has

print "Just Another Perl Hacker";

after his or her name is obviously a novice and someone with something so elaborate that all you can distinguish are a few asterisks, well.... are perl saints.


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by merlyn (Sage) on Sep 15, 2000 at 01:28 UTC
    Yes... a little observed secret that I'll let the monks in on...

    The canonical JAPH is:

    print "Just another Perl hacker,";
    Notice 25 characters, including the comma, and with the first and third words capitalized.

    Accept no imitations.

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

      But...but...the ; is unnecessary since it's a one-liner! :-)
        The word "canonical" here is being used as its "prototypical" sense. In that sense, the semicolon is essential, by decree. {grin}

        -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker