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Re^2: Why does it seem as though Perl has the only community of friendly, non patronizing or demeaning, programmers? What is with every one else?

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If Perl Hackers have any flaw it could only be our painful, shocking modesty

Vey amusing post - it's a long time since I've laughed so much at a post on perlmonks. (And it was a very healthy, wholesome laugh ... not my usual disbelieving, sarcastic and cynical laugh.)
Nice !!!

I'm reminded of a post from Karl Glazebrook to the PDL mailing list (a coupla years back), where he suggested that the collective noun for a group of python programmers should be a "smug".
It got me thinking about creating collective nouns for groups of people who programme in other languages.
I thought a group of Java programmers should be called a "wank", a group of C programmers a "claustrophobe", a collection of COBOL programmers an "anachronism", a collection of C++ programmers an "aloof", and a collection of perl programmers a "cemetery".
Not so sure that everyone will agree, but ;-)

Cheers,
Rob
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Re^3: Why does it seem as though Perl has the only community of friendly, non patronizing or demeaning, programmers? What is with every one else?
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Bishop) on Apr 08, 2018 at 03:20 UTC

    Some more:

    • An Indentation of Python programmers
    • A Vulnerability of C programmers
    • A Scheme of Lisp programmers
    • A Division of Cobol programmers
    • A Conversation of Smalltalk programmers
    • A Garbage Collection of Java programmers
    • A [Heap|Stack|Array|Argument|Closure] of Computer Programmers

    • A Levity of Perl programmers
    • A Nostalgia of Perl programmers
    • A Regret of Perl programmers
    • A Lamentation of Perl programmers
    • A Poetry of Perl programmers
    • A Lazy Impatient Pride of Perl programmers
    • A    of Acme::Bleach programmers
    • A [Brotherhood|Amity|Pantheon|Bevy|Sagacity|Galaxy] of Perl Monks!

    See also:

    Updated: Added Lazy Impatient Pride to Perl collective nouns. Added Conversation of Smalltalk programmers.

      A japh of Perl programmers. :P Some animals have more than one collective noun, describing their activity or position. Like a raft, brace, or flock of ducks for floating, standing, and flying. Maybe Perl programmers need multiple nouns.

      I'd name a bunch of perl programmers just a TIMTOWTDI, nothing more, 'nuff said.

      perl -le'print map{pack c,($-++?1:13)+ord}split//,ESEL'
        I think we have all missed the most important one unless someone has already mentioned it.

        A Tim Toady of Perl programmers

      Since Perl is the glue language...
      • A Polyglot of Perl programmers

      edit: for the record, I did not see the "polyglot" reference made by dsheroh until after I posted. Honest! :(

        Synchronicity, spirit of the radio, zeitgeist…

Re^3: Why does it seem as though Perl has the only community of friendly, non patronizing or demeaning, programmers? What is with every one else?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Apr 07, 2018 at 22:57 UTC
    I thought a group of Java programmers should be called a "wank", a group of C programmers a "claustrophobe", a collection of COBOL programmers an "anachronism", a collection of C++ programmers an "aloof", and a collection of perl programmers a "cemetery".
    1. Java: a verbocity.
    2. Javascript: an anarchy.
    3. COBOL: a shrinery.
    4. Fortran: a numeracy.
    5. Lisp: a reDEFinery.
    6. C++: a commitee.
    7. C: a memory.
    8. PHP: a nursery.
    9. Haskell: an academy.
    10. Ruby: a rolling-stock.
    11. Perl: a memory.

    With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority". The enemy of (IT) success is complexity.
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice. Suck that fhit
      11. Perl: a memory.

      ...and, as PerlMonks proves, a shared memory... *scnr*

      perl -le'print map{pack c,($-++?1:13)+ord}split//,ESEL'
        ...and, as PerlMonks proves, a shared memory... *scnr*

        :) (You may have noticed there are two memories: one bad, one good. I'll let you guess which is which :)


        With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
        Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
        "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority". The enemy of (IT) success is complexity.
        In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice. Suck that fhit
Re^3: Why does it seem as though Perl has the only community of friendly, non patronizing or demeaning, programmers? What is with every one else?
by Your Mother (Bishop) on Apr 08, 2018 at 01:07 UTC

    :P Thanks! I was doing one of the virtues, Hubris, while riffing on Ali. I wanted to do Lazy, just answering, "Because." But I'm too vain to take the downvotes for the joke.

      A vanity of mothers. (Placeholder to save this because I think I'm going to want it later; a hoarder of mes :P)

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