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Re^3: Hidden features of Perl (Baby Cart Secret Operator)

by eyepopslikeamosquito (Bishop)
on Jun 29, 2009 at 11:43 UTC ( #775629=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Hidden features of Perl
in thread Hidden features of Perl

Originally, a crude name was proposed for this operator, as indicated by this response from BooK to Sebastien Aperghis-Tramoni:

> Hey Philippe, why don't you give the name we found for @{[]} ?

Because *you* found it, and want to have *my* name associated with it.

To deflect attention from the taboo name, BooK started another fwp thread, suggesting "Baby Cart" ... which was objected to by native English speakers on the grounds they'd never heard it used in everyday speech. Suggested alternatives included "Baby Carriage" and "Pram". Though many other names have been proposed, including:

it seems that BooK's quirky Baby Cart has won this fascinating naming war.

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