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Rob Dixon
February 6, 2013 14:05
Re: perlopentut modernization
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On 06/02/2013 12:57, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 06, 2013 at 01:12:10PM +0100, Konovalov, Vadim (Vadim)** CTR ** wrote:
>>> From: Paul Johnson
>>>         You may or may not choose to follow this usage. But
>>> never write "PERL", because perl is not an acronym.
>> aha!
>> my preference to always write lowercased "perl" is valid, after all! :)
>> I can not express how much I love perl's freedom and respect of
>> user's choice and also TIMTOWTDI and all this stuff...
> I agree, but I suspect there is also value in the perl (hah!) core
> following its own recommendations as closely as possible.

The Linux Journal has an interview with Larry, who says this

   In Perl's case, we realized about the time of Perl 4 that it was
   useful to distinguish between “perl” the program and “Perl” the
   language. If you find a first edition of the Camel Book,
   you'll see that the title was Programming perl, with a small “p”.
   Nowadays, the title is Programming Perl.

Vadim is entitled to mis-spell anything he likes, but it doesn't make
it correct!


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