Rexexp on part of a string

Greg McCarroll greg at
Tue Feb 19 22:26:59 GMT 2008

On Tue, Feb 19, 2008 at 11:50:57AM -0800, John Costello wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Feb 2008, Mike Whitaker wrote:
> > PPI? :)
> Potato Products of Idaho?  Huh?

Public Private Insanity? However ...

In the Perl context I suspect its PPI as in the Perl parser thats not perl itself.

"PPI is an acronym for the longer original module name Parse::Perl::Isolated. And in 
 the spirit or the silly acronym games played by certain unnamed Open Source projects 
 you may have hurd of, it also a reverse backronym of "I Parse Perl".

 Of course, I could just be lying and have just made that second bit up 10 minutes 
 before the release of PPI 1.000. Besides, all the cool Perl packages have TLAs 
 (Three Letter Acronyms). It's a rule or something.

 Why don't you just think of it as the Perl Parsing Interface for simplicity."

    -- Adam K. ,

And we wonder why people don't like Perl, while our fellows use the above 'hurd' 'joke'.
It's not clever, It's not big in fact its puny.


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