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Re: I miss Perl.

Larry Wall
May 1, 2000 10:47
Re: I miss Perl.
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Elaine -HFB- Ashton writes:
: Larry Wall [] quoth:
: *>find it's valuable to slow down the pace of core change as Perl grows
: *>up, and that means I let people chew on things longer.  And it is an
: *>unfortunate fact of human nature that folks can't get their ideas
: *>chewed on without feeling a bit chewed on themselves.  Goes with the
: *>territory.  Hang in there, and keep on chewin'.  :-)
: Asbestos panties aside, one doesn't put mice in with the python and expect
: there to be much chewing or many survivors. 

Well, I put Tom more in the category of an untamable horse.  People do get
trampled occasionally, but every Alexander needs a Bucephalus.

Tom is spirited, but if I say that I want perldoc to do my grep for me,
he'll listen.

: *>Good marriages work this way too, by the way.  I love my wife differently
: *>than I did at the beginning, but I certainly don't love her any less.
: Most all human relationships work this way, but I dare say certain people 
: are more welcome to chew than others. 

Well, sure, and one doesn't have to marry just anybody.  In larger groups
one has less choice about the matter.

: I think the point is valid. I admire Tom's passion and dedication to
: certain matters but the delivery scares all but those who were raised in a
: environment of equal or greater fury. 
: A lot of people have left. How many will it take?

Before what?  I shoot Tom?  Before Tom figures out he's not supposed to
whack the ears off the servants of the high priest, even if Jesus is
getting arrested?

: Not that people are irreplaceable, but time has value above all.

People are irreplaceable, and I do hope everyone here (including Tom)
learns to value people above ideals.

But I am under no illusions.  If history teaches us anything, it's that
everyone will be part of the problem, but not everyone will be part of the

: "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down in the most
: 		delightful way..." -- M. Poppins

"Let's go fry a kite."  -- B. Franklin

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