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  • So it seems the Ruby community is following along in the same footsteps as Perl, just a few years later. From experiencing the perils of AUTOLOAD and monkey patching to doing stupid things like porn references at conferences.

    Well, from what I've seen they'll never catch up on the last one.

    • The big difference is that when Adam did a similar thing, he apologized soon after. While making a mistake like that is unfortunate, making a mistake like that, and then defending it (and seeing it defended by others) is much, much worse.

      Kudos to Adam for admitting to making a mistake.

      • Perl also doesn't have Larry or anyone else writing, apparently with a straight face, Hitler had Eva -- and I'm cuter, so get over it [].

        • The post you've linked to is certainly short-sighted w.r.t how existing norms keep women out of programming, however it doesn't appear to include the quote you're linking with. A search [] for "Hitler" doesn't find anything that matches either. Do you have a better link?

          • That's the right link. I was mocking the argument there with the least appropriate analogy I could imagine.