in reply to What does it mean for a Perl feature to be Magic?

It means that that feature is implemented by NBA star Magic Johnson. Whenever Perl executes "magic", it is actually sending an RPC call to a remote receiver implanted in Magic himself. He computes the answer, and then sends a return message. The use of Mr. Johnson for all the hard parts of Perl provides a great abstraction layer and simplifies porting to new platforms. It's way easier than, say, the Apache Portable Runtime.
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Re: Re: What does it mean for a Perl feature to be Magic?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Dec 19, 2002 at 23:49 UTC

    Wow! And there was me thinking that it was David Blaine. I thought that's why everyone's systems froze when he did his block of ice trick last year?


    Examine what is said, not who speaks.

Re^2: What does it mean for a Perl feature to be Magic?
by apotheon (Deacon) on Dec 04, 2004 at 12:48 UTC

    That also might help to explain how Magic Johnson seems so slow on the uptake, at times. Apparently, much of his braincycles are being preempted by Perl interpreters.

    Now I know, and knowing is half the battle.

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