Joshua N Pritikin [firstname.lastname@example.org] quoth: *> *>Well, I think you're laying it on a bit thick. As far as I know, p5p *>has never crossed the line of physical violence. Arguments are fierce *>only because we love perl so much. Perhaps in some cases, the intensity *>of love has made folks partially blind to reason and common sense. I *>don't think such adulation can be disapproved of with much veracity. It I was speaking of verbal abuse, not physical. There are those who beat others down in the name of 'love' because 'they care' when, in fact, it is almost purely a function of ego. I beginning to wonder if Perl needs a 12-step program. *>is like a bunch of men vigorously chasing after a beautiful young woman, *>blind to their own faults or circumstance. I can say this with some *>confidence because I myself was (am?) an offender. :-) I find this amusing that you cite this as an example. I kinda think of Perl as something more like "M" in James Bond as opposed to something from Baywatch. Hrmph. What am I supposed to chase, RuPaul? ;) *>Sure, except that occationally you will see people who are able to walk *>on water. I think it's worth the navigating the schools of piranha, It was said in Salem that witches would float....hmmm. e.