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Father Chrysostomos via RT
June 4, 2013 13:28
[perl #117507] perltrap.pod needs updating
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On Tue Jun 04 05:57:53 2013, aristotle wrote:
> * Father Chrysostomos via RT <> [2013-06-04
> > But jaded means ‘bored or lacking enthusiasm, typically after having
> > had too much of something’,* which is too negative, I think.
> The way I see the word used it means something like “blasé after too
> much experience”, someone who remains detached because he’s seen it
> all and was disillusioned. Implied by that is a sense of significant
> experience, hence my comment.
> The man’s or the lady’s disillusionment, obviously, would stem from the
> language. :-)  (And let it be said here: I like the language. I enjoy
> it in spite of some bizarre design choices in very everyday parts of the
> language.

I know this is going off-topic a bit, but I feel the same way.  The most
bizarre case I’ve found is the behaviour of with(...) var foo = ....  
The variable declaration creates a global (or function) variable at
compile time (or function entry), but at run time it may refer to an
object in the with() scope!


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