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Monday February 17, 2003
04:10 PM

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[ #10633 ]
Your reactions please: I need a groan rating on the phrase "Perl: The Next Generation". Let's say a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is "mildly amusing" and 10 is "something akin to Vogon poetry".
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  • But I speak as one who used an (over) extended Star Trek metaphor to close the 'Perl 6: Not Just For Damians' article.
  • I need a groan rating on the phrase "Perl: The Next Generation".

    I'm sorry to say: Vogon Poetry. There are too many NextGen projects. Besides, if you want to get a good rise of out the typical Perl audience, I suggest: Perl NT (New Technology). Microsoft seems to be done with the phrase. :-)

  • all my organs are still functioning, so it must not be as bad as Vogon poetry.

  • ~5
    Were that I say, pancakes?
  • Not really funny.

    "Perl NT" as jjohn suggested is good though. :)

    -- ask bjoern hansen [], !try; do();

  • Okay, looks like a "yuck", but not as overwhelmingly "yuck" as I expected. It wasn't my idea, and I'm trying to decide how strenuously to object to it. I'm torn: I'm a Trek geek, but TNG has been over-used (abused?) in the past 15 years.

    (Don't worry, I'm not looking for a new name for the Perl 6 project, just a tagline for a book.)

    Thanks, guys!

  • Unless it comes with a boobatious Counsellor Troi who can save the perl generation with her empathic skills I'd say it's hackneyed even around computer geeks.

    How about 'Leave it to Perl' and I'll let you guess who gets to play 'the beav' :)

  • Unless it's The Next Generation of Perl, it's worse than putting a goat on the cover! Now if you could talk them into something like Perl for the Next Twenty Years, that might work better.