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Mark J. Reed
June 4, 2008 12:19
Re: Fatal/autodie exception hierarchies for Perl 5
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On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 9:09 AM, Roland Giersig <> wrote:
> batlh yiHegh SuvwI'mo! yIcheghbe' lujwI'mo'!
> Die honorably as a warrior! Do not return as a looser!

Not quite.  <noun>mo' means "because of the <noun>", so the above says
something like 'die because of the warrior', 'return because of the
loser'.  Also, {-be'} is for negating statements, not imperatives; you
want {-Qo'} to convey "don't".

I think the simplest and most Klingonlike expression of the sentiment
is simply this: yIQap pagh yIHegh!   (Succeed or die!)

But you could say something like: SuvwI' yIDa: yIHegh!  bIlujchugh yIcheghQo'!
(Behave as a warrior: die!  If you fail, do not return!)

However, I think we are now officially *way* off topic for Perl6...

Mark J. Reed <>

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