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>you perceive correcting somebody as attacking them.

Correcting someone on a pedantic issue outside their main point IS considered if not an attack, then surely quite rude, in regular conversation.

Even more so when you add: "People who refer to it in all-caps instantly give themselves away as outsiders to the language" trying to expose them as some kind of wannabe poser.

What the fuck does this guy knows about the parent's history and expertise in Perl?

It doesn't get better if you engage in it too.

I thought that the rest of avar's comment was a reasoned response to the claim that perl is "fading, however slowly, into obsolescence".

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