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

by Your Mother (Archbishop)
on Jul 27, 2009 at 20:53 UTC ( #783664=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

I was thinking about this idea after the thread calmed down. I don't think PerlMonks has any intrinsic success factor other than Perl itself. I like what tye just said about it. I think there is another dimension to it as well. It's not only that discussing Perl is interesting, it's that Perl attracts interesting personalities which makes agglutination natural.

On a Perl list, I once made a rather strange inside joke on a completely obscure 40 year-old pop-culture reference from another country. Two well-known Perl hackers got the reference and even extended it. I was struck by how bizarre but entirely Perl-ish the exchange was. I wondered if the same exchange would even be possible, let alone likely, on a list for any other language.

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