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RE: Perl version of Python Enhancement Proposals [PEP]

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Carl Friedberg
July 24, 2000 08:55
RE: Perl version of Python Enhancement Proposals [PEP]
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Russ, your description of "technical osmosis" rings true for me. I'd like to
keep tabs on the evolving perl6 -- perhpas finding a niche where I can

I'm hoping "IETF" as a model just means a consensus based on a "written"
(i.e. publicly posted) document. Take the good part of it...

Carl Friedberg,

-----Original Message-----
From: Russ Allbery []
I live and breath by technical osmosis; it's how I pick up almost
everything I'm interested in.  Technical osmosis is the practice of
joining a newsgroup or mailing list for some topic, 90% of which you don't
understand, and just reading through it, letting the traffic go by, at
least reading the subjects and trying to get a superficial understanding,
day after day, for an extended period of time.  Unified development lists
are wonderful for this; from years of reading p5p, I now understand Perl
in a way that I never would have if I had to sort through tons of separate
lists, only subscribe to half or less of them, and never have a unified
understanding of what's going on.
Thirdly, so that the generalists can see how all those cool ideas that
were being talked about earlier actually came out in the end.  I like
this.  This I think would work for me.

Russ Allbery (             <>

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