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Re: (Humor) A New Name for Perl 6

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Mar 12, 2003 at 05:14 UTC ( #242250=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to (Humor) A New Name for Perl 6

Just about every discussion of real programming I've ever read on Slashdot reminds me of my favorite quote from the least-informed Perl book I've ever read. It went something like:

If you try to assign an array to a scalar, you'll get the number of elements in the array. Hopefully this bug will be fixed in a future version. In the meantime, do $len = $#ary + 1; because it's less confusing.

Update: I forgot to cast my vote. Why not Gloria? (I seem to recall Larry suggesting it fairly recently.)

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Re: Re: (Humor) A New Name for Perl 6
by demerphq (Chancellor) on Mar 12, 2003 at 19:10 UTC

    lol. Do you by any chance recall the books name?


      I do, but out of a misguided, surprising, and completely out of character sense of professional responsibility, will refrain from sharing. :) It wasn't written by anyone I know, anyway.

        Don't you feel a sense of responsibility to help the rest of us avoid the book by telling us what it's called?

        - apotheon
        CopyWrite Chad Perrin

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