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Tuesday May 20, 2003
11:44 PM

Buffy ends

[ #12342 ]
Okay, Buffy is over.

Can we please finish Perl 6 now?

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  • Sure (Score:4, Funny)

    by cwest (1514) on 2003.05.21 10:04 (#20361) Homepage Journal
    Patches Welcome
    Casey West
  • Can we please...

    This phrase flips several of my bozo bits (I've a whole double word full of them). I tend to hear it as "Here's something I want. You should do it."

    It's often better phrased as "why don't you". The nice thing about the resulting sentence (Why don't you finish Perl 6 already?) is that the intent is obvious.

    • Sorry, it was meant in an entirely friendly & cheerful way -- wasn't trying to push any buttons or flip any bozo bits.

      The joke, which apparently fell flat (or is about to once it has been overexplained), is that Perl6 has hit several development obstacles, but now that Buffy is off the air, the biggest of these impediments has been removed... :-)

      That, and while I'm not such a great programmer, I would still like to help along the development of Perl6 is some way. So when I say "can we", I am includi