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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Of course what does this have to do with perl - well we just had YAPC::Israel, unlike YAPC::Europe or any conference in the normal world, this would not welcome anybody from neighbouring countrys - arabs or palestinians who managed to make it through Isreals borders, checkpoints and snipers wouldn't be welcome.

    And exactly how was the YAPC::Israel organizing team supposed to supercede Israel's immigration policies?

    Waitasecond. Last I checked, peace treaties were in place between Israel, Jordan and Eg

    • by jdavidb (1361) on 2003.05.21 12:08 (#20374) Homepage Journal

      Man, I would have loved the chance to practice my Hebrew at YAPC::Israel and try to use the language for expressing Perl concepts. Does that make me Zionist? Not so, for I've said some pretty underhanded things about Ariel Sharon et al. Does that make me anti-Semitic?

      --
      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
      • My hebrew is very poor, I can just about write my name Aleph H*mumble* *mumble*, at least I used to be able to when I was reading up on Qaballah (which renders the very small set of very old hebrew I did know pretty much useless outside of discussions with Aleister Crowley geeks).

        Saying nasty things about Sharon? I would have thought most people who watch the news on TV ( except perhaps certain US TV channels *cough*fox*cough* ) has too.

        Although puzzlingly he got elected leader there.

        --

        @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
        print reverse @JAPH;
        • It's not puzzling at all. I'm not an Israeli (though I lived there for a couple of years as a journalist) but had I been voting, I probably would have voted for him. It was the first time in my career as as (hypothetical) voter in Israeli elections that I would have voted for Likud. But given that the response to Barak's far-reaching proposals had been Palestinian violence, that is to say, an unofficial but real renunciation of the Oslo Accords, voting against someone who had opposed the accords was a sens