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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • What mind-boggles me is how long she's been trolling the newsgroup. I remember that she was already going strongly when I began to lurk around (circa 1999?), so it'll soon be a full decade of trollship... Ye gods... :-P

    When one thinks about it, one could almost say that she already transcended the mere status of troll to become something more; she pretty much became a kind of Moby Dick of the comp.lang.perl.misc sea... (which, I guess, has the corollary to put uri in captain Ahab's role :-) )
    • Just the same day, another one [google.com] made an appearance [googlegroups.com]. This one is a troll whose crackpottery probably outweights the trollishness, although they are roughly comparable, and is definitely a crosscultural one, for his attempts are always crossposted. Knowing that Perl is his most hated religion, I somehow expected him to be considered less of a troll and a crackpot in other communities. Evidence as given in some other messages of that thread, which -I admit- I read notwithstandig the fact that I have him killfiled, gives me some relief by letting me know that this does not appear to be the case. That for sure makes for a high profile troll: it would have considerably lowered his reputation, not to be considered equally trollish in all of the environments he likes to harass...
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      -- # This prints: Just another Perl hacker, seek DATA,15,0 and print q... ; __END__
      • Ah, yes, Xah Le... I agree that the jury is still out as to which tribe -- crackpots or trolls -- he's part of, but the fact that he never partake in the flamethreads triggered by his posts kind of hint to the latter.

        But we better stop listing the Who's Who of the c.l.p.m. freaks, lest people will begin to think it's akin to the Mosley Cantina -- a wretched hive of scum and villainy. ;-)
        • But we better stop listing the Who's Who of the c.l.p.m. freaks, lest people will begin to think it's akin to the Mosley Cantina -- a wretched hive of scum and villainy. ;-)

          Fair enough, but judging from what I see in other communities I'm tempted to say that even in the realm of freaks Perl does better! OTOH with those two I think we've fundamentally exhausted the list of long term recurring PITAs in clpmisc.

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          -- # This prints: Just another Perl hacker, seek DATA,15,0 and print q... ; __END__
          • judging from what I see in other communities I'm tempted to say that even in the realm of freaks Perl does better!

            *g* True. Other languages may get mere freaks, but Perl attracts Kwalitee Kooks. :-)