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  • pedesagittry? []

    Re:Pedesagittry (Score:1) by rubmytummy (677080) on Thursday March 15, @06:57PM (#18369073)

    Damian Conway made it up to describe certain unintended side effects of (mis)using $_ in Perl.

    Here's a hint: in Latin a sagittarius is a kind of archer, and a pedes viator is a traveler on foot.

    I have no idea is this is in anyway true...

    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
    • so "shooting oneself in the foot"? great neoarchaeologism. ;)
      • Ah, that would work. (I didn’t see your reply while composing mine.) I knew it was a Damianism.

        • Awesome: in the French edition of PBP, this amusing neologism was translated (by Jean Forget) as "fusillade auto-podale".
    • It looks right, but it doesn’t help me any. Archer and pedestrian? Now what?

      • You could just send an email to "The Damian" and ask him..?

        -- "It's not magic, it's work..."