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I also wonder how many people understand that linenoise meant noise on a data cable of some description.

i.e. the difference between `d` and `$` is a single bit. If your cable happened to glitch during that first `1` bit, you would get a `$` instead of the `d` you should have.

The thing is that doesn't happen anymore. Or at least when it does happen it gets caught and retransmitted.

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Which means that some of the first people to say it might not have been making a value judgement, but a statement of fact. (I doubt there was very many in that camp.)

Note that I say that as a person who's second favorite language is Perl. (First favorite is Raku, formally known as Perl6.)

It is too bad that most of coolest features have come to Perl after I switched to Raku.




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