[Trilug-ontopic] need to program a series of LED lights

Paul McLanahan pmclanahan at gmail.com
Fri Dec 12 09:01:35 EST 2008

On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 1:01 AM, Cristóbal Palmer <cmp at cmpalmer.org> wrote:
> "Despite being a backronym, it is never correct to write PERL in all
> caps. Why? Honestly, because it's UGLY to scatter random all-caps
> NOUNS in your writing. It also hearkens back to
> things-which-are-written-in-all-caps-which-we-would-rather-forget,
> like COBOL or FORTRAN. Writing PERL in all caps is a strong red flag
> that the author does not know much Perl, or lives outside the Perl
> community who would have beaten^W charismatically deprogrammed such
> behavior out long ago."

I think if the PErL community really embraced the TMTOWTDI philosophy,
they'd embrace all spellings and capitalization schemes of their
beloved PeRl.



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