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Re^2: Gods of perl

by throttle (Beadle)
on Nov 04, 2004 at 18:06 UTC ( #405247=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Gods of perl
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Well, someone could consider the bible as the README (personally i don't).
BTW, why 'she' (or why not...)?

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Re^3: Gods of perl
by tinita (Parson) on Nov 05, 2004 at 09:27 UTC
    BTW, why 'she' (or why not...)?
    why 'he'? =)

      Because Hebrew and Greek assign genders even to genderless objects like chairs and houses. "God" happens to be under the masculine gender.

      "There is no shame in being self-taught, only in not trying to learn in the first place." -- Atrus, Myst: The Book of D'ni.

        Because Hebrew and Greek assign genders even to genderless objects like chairs and houses. "God" happens to be under the masculine gender.
        sure, got your point. in german it's the same. but "God" is english.
        sheesh, I should have written 'they'.

        =)  <-- smiley

        update: =) =)

Re^3: Gods of perl
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 04, 2004 at 20:48 UTC
    Then it must be the worst written README ever. READMEs ought to contain clear, unambigious instructions. In the bible, it isn't even clear what's an instruction and what's a fairy tale.

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      maybe it's more like a unix man page than a README. It contains clear instructions, but only if you already know what's in there.

      He who asks will be a fool for five minutes, but he who doesn't ask will remain a fool for life.
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Re^3: Gods of perl
by kutsu (Priest) on Nov 04, 2004 at 22:17 UTC

    Though the Bible is my readme, I find it odd that you didn't think to meantion any of the other "holy" books: I Ching (Book of Change), Quran, Tora, the many writtening of the Zen Roshis (and yes I could keep adding to this list). Though I don't wish to open this topic to a broader discuss (that would be inappropriate for perlmonks), I did wish to meantion that others might think of a different "readme".

    "Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - I think that I think, therefore I think that I am." Ambrose Bierce

      A README file is just an introduction to the system, it's a part of the system, in fact the most trivial part. If you're talking about a README for your life, then your birth certificate (or some similar tangible statement that "YOU ARE HERE ->(X)" is enough for a README isn't it??

      The real trick is what happens when you *use* the system, run it thru the paces and realize how it works in ways that no one else even imagined, or suggested, or anticipated. Then do you not begin to see the "words" *behind* the readme, and the programming *behind* the code.

      There is no spoon.

Re^3: Gods of perl
by apotheon (Deacon) on Nov 05, 2004 at 02:42 UTC

    Tao te Ching is my README.

    - apotheon
    CopyWrite Chad Perrin

      Hm. See, the TTC is more of an INSTALL file for me. ;-)

      require General::Disclaimer;
      "Users are evil. All users are evil. Do not trust them. Perl specifically offers the -T switch because it knows users are evil." - japhy

        Heh. Whatever works.

        - apotheon
        CopyWrite Chad Perrin

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