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2014-12-15

Day 12ish: PERL

PERL is wrong. It was invented at some point to mean Practical Extraction and Report(ing) Language but Perl was never called that originally.

Although I do quite like the interpretation Poor Excuse for a Real Language, which unfortunately doesn't initialise to PHP.

There's also a swathe of awful, ancient code written in Perl.

This legacy dogs Perl's steps, despite the recent rise of Perl like an X-Wing rising out of Dagobah swamps.

Thus I propose a naming convention: Anything that can be considered to be dragging Modern Perl down be referred to as PERL code. It's clear how PERL is indeed a pathetic excuse for a real language. Perl resembles PERL as much as Episode IV resembles Episode I.

PERL is dead. Long live Perl.