Overcoming herpetophobia (or what's up w/ Python scopes)?

Hughes, Chad O chad.hughes at pnl.gov
Fri Jun 17 20:04:15 CEST 2005

Thanks, I will keep that in mind.

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On Fri, 17 Jun 2005 10:22:05 -0700, Hughes, Chad O wrote:

> Are you sure about the lower-case thing.  The original post states 
> "Perlhead" and there are many instances at www.Perl.com where O'REILLY

> spells perl as Perl.

I did say "usually" :-)

But in fact it seems that the creator of Perl/perl, Larry Wall, now
distinguishes between the two spellings. From the FAQs:

Q: What's the difference between "perl" and "Perl"?
A: One bit. Oh, you weren't talking ASCII? :-) Larry now uses "Perl" to
signify the language proper and "perl" the implementation of it, i.e.
the current interpreter. Hence Tom's quip that "Nothing but perl can
parse Perl." You may or may not choose to follow this usage. For
example, parallelism means "awk and perl" and "Python and Perl" look OK,
while "awk and Perl" and "Python and perl" do not. But never write
"PERL", because perl is not an acronym, apocryphal folklore and
post-facto expansions notwithstanding. 




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