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petdance (2468)

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I'm Andy Lester, and I like to test stuff. I also write for the Perl Journal, and do tech edits on books. Sometimes I write code, too.

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Tuesday September 27, 2005
11:33 AM

Cutesey module names gone wrong

[ #26899 ]
There's a new module called Getopt::WonderBra that claims to "lift and separate command line options."

The author (A.U.Thor according to the README) is confused with his brassiere history. WonderBras squish together. It was the Playtex Cross-Your-Heart bra, endorsed by Jane Russell, that lifted & separated.

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  • Getopt::Wonderbra is not usable in a modern politically-correct corporate environment, no matter how wonder-ful, mis-named or not. (The possibility of a C&D letter is also not to be dismissed.)

    You are correct about the mis-match of Trademarks and slogans.

    FTR - Jane Russel's underwire was invented by boyfriend, discoverer, and producer Howard Hughes. She was the natural spokes-model for Playtex much later when they mass-produced a foundation-without-corset.
    # I had a sig when sigs were cool
    use Sig;