Perl's lack of 'in' keyword

Iain Barnett iainspeed at
Thu Oct 9 19:18:48 BST 2008

On 9 Oct 2008, at 3:29 pm, Jonathan Stowe wrote:
>>> Nah, it's not the "perl thought police" you have to worry about with
>>> that one - it's the radical functional programming fifth columnists
>>> posing as otherwise respectable members of the perl community ...
>>> /J\
>> Is that a double invocation of Godwin's Law by stealth?
>> It was, of course, in "1984" that the fascist government  
>> controlled people
>> though making the language smaller and resisting changes. That  
>> makes the
>> "in"-crowd proles, not 5th columnists. Unless you're a fascist[1] :D
> I can only conclude that you are replying to a different message.

I can only conclude your fibbing, unless you don't understand the  
link between "thought police", naziism, 5th columnists, paranoia, the  
control of language, and the dislike of challenging ideas.

On 9 Oct 2008, at 3:24 pm, Philippe Bruhat (BooK) wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 09, 2008 at 02:56:53PM +0100, Iain Barnett wrote:
>> [1] non-stealth Godwin invocation
> Does that mean this thread is dead and we can move on?

With that attitude it's a wonder why anyone picks languages other  
than perl.



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