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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • When you write a "script", you're really writing a program. Perl is a programming language. If you want to distinguish between old languages like C and Java, say that it's a dynamic programming language.

    See also http://xoa.petdance.com/Stop_saying_script [petdance.com]

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    • say that it's a dynamic programming language

      Your preaching to the choir, but I've decided it just doesn't have the same pizazz as "scuzzle". And if you acronymwordify Dynamic Programming Language, scuzzle is way cooler than dipple :-)

    • Besides, if I had to get up and comment every time someone within earshot says "perl script", I'd never get any work done. And if I had a nickel for every...
  • It's cool-sounding in its own way. I wouldn't mind telling people my job is a computer scuzzler.

  • Isn't that the Sun Community Source License?

    I'm not sure and I don't care enough to check, but since Sun went GPL with Java, I'm not sure if SCSL is used by anyone anymore.

    Be careful with equating Perl with SCSL, though. With the recent questions surrounding the Artistic License [perl.org], unattentive people might get the impression that Perl has abandoned the Artistic License in favor of the Sun license.
    • I saw that turn up a few links down on a Google search. My opinion is that almost any short acronym already stands for something (e.g. the results above the Sun results), and that one is a License, and this one will be a Language, therefore there shouldn't be any confusion, and I'll appropriate the acronym for my own nefarious purposes. And besides, this thread already shows up at the top of a Google search for "SCSL" and "scuzzle" :-)