On Sat, 2008-01-12 at 18:04, merlyn@...
> >>>>> "Andy" == Andy Dixon <andy.dixon@...>
> Andy> On Sat, 2008-01-12 at 10:14, merlyn@... wrote:
> Andy> <SNIP>
> >> What is "PERL"? Surely not the programming language, which is
> >> "Perl".
> Andy> Surely this is still a valid way of displaying it.
> You say "still" implying "at one time, it was valid".
> It was *never* valid. I started using Perl version 1. It was *never*
> spelled all caps.
> In fact, spelling Perl with all caps is a good "shibboleth": an
> that the person using the name is *not* clued in to the existing
> or even familiar with the Perl FAQ, which on this subject is very
'Still' does not necessarily mean that it was in the past. I am a
relative new-comer to perl compared to you, and as a consequence dont
know as much as you, so thanks to Jenda, I now know a bit more about
Perl, and in the future will be able to retort more accurately.
> Now, if you're selling *Perl training*, and you haven't even read the
> rediculously easy-to-find Perl FAQ, how can you be trusted to get
> ELSE RIGHT?
Exactly. I see your point. Its like buying a car from a dealer who
distinguishes different types of car by their colour. The 'sporty' car
is a 'red car' and the economy car is a 'grey car'.
When I worked for a UK ISP, I had a similar series of calls from
so-called 'IT Consultants' who charge thousands of pounds for a
Microsoft Publisher website. Always fun to tear into them on the phone
when they are on-site.