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Re: What is PerlMonks? (Re^3: Belittling Beginners)

by afoken (Canon)
on Jul 27, 2009 at 20:16 UTC ( #783657=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to What is PerlMonks? (Re^3: Belittling Beginners)
in thread Belittling Beginners

And even though the titles are from Western Religion I have personally always felt PerlMonks has had an Eastern feel to it.

The titles are only words. Borrowed from the christian religions, but only words. Even Perl itself has borrowed from there: bless, and perhaps crypt and study. I think this are traces of Larry.

The Perl community could have choosen a very different theme: bind, chomp, chop, die, kill, lock, no, tie, tied, truncate all sound like coming from a dark BDSM dungeon ... ;-)

Alexander

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Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)
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Re^2: What is PerlMonks? (Re^3: Belittling Beginners)
by ikegami (Pope) on Jul 27, 2009 at 20:44 UTC

    Even Perl itself has borrowed from [Christian religions]: bless, and perhaps crypt and study.

    study comes from the modern meaning. I'm not even familiar with any religious meanings.

    crypt was copied from unix and derived from "encrypt". It wasn't borrowed from Christian religion.

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