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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • But bush doesn't call things that are evil, evil at all unless its for nationalistic cheerleading and baying for vengence.

    The terrorists who shoot at isrealis, bomb uk shopping centres, blow up cars in spain and kidnap journalists all have their reasons. Their reasons may be misguided, ignorant and implausable but they are still reasons.

    Evil implies a passion, a wish to do something 'evil' for its own sake not for a reason or because of something else.

    everything has its cause, not to blame america or

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    @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
    print reverse @JAPH;
    • It seems to me that by your restrictive definition of "evil" the word is applicable only to comic-book villains and a few insane people. People who do bad things in real life don't dress up in elaborate black costumes and cackle about how evil they are. Most evil is done by people who don't think of what they're doing as evil.

      Now, if you were trying to say that the word "evil" isn't useful in discussions, I might agree with you.
      • by jdavidb (1361) on 2002.09.11 21:10 (#12774) Homepage Journal

        People who do bad things in real life don't dress up in elaborate black costumes and cackle about how evil they are. Most evil is done by people who don't think of what they're doing as evil.

        I think that's part of what Ravi Zacharias meant.

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        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers