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Re: Do the masses know about perl?

by Aragorn (Curate)
on Jun 17, 2004 at 21:05 UTC ( #367764=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Do the masses know about perl?

Even if reference appeared clearly in a movie or on TV, I don't think "the masses" could value it for what it is. It would still be something that would maybe bring a smile to a geeks' lips, but I don't think the average person will care.

"Windows" is something that a lot of people know, and is recognizable. The largest part of the computer-using population is not a programmer who would understand the reference to a computer language.

I think it's a bit like the appearance of W. Richard Stevens' book "UNIX Network Programming" in one of the Wayne's World movies. The geeks tought it was fun (I did anyway), but I don't think the average viewer understood the reference.


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Re^2: Do the masses know about perl?
by markmoon (Deacon) on Jun 18, 2004 at 03:43 UTC
    Don't forget about Nmap making an appearance in a scene from the Matrix Reloaded. I'm sure that gave more people a stiffy than that crappy Swordfish movie (well except for the part where Halle Berry gets 'er kit off).
    @a = ("a".."z"," ","-","\n");foreach $b ( 12,0,17,10,24,12,14,14,13,26,8,18,26,0,26, 22,0,13,13,0,27,1,4,26,15,4,17,11,26,7,0, 2,10,4,17) {print $a[$b]};print $a[28];
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