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The term BESTIARY in Perl?

The term BESTIARY in Perl?

The term BESTIARY in Perl?

I am reading through the book Programming Perl 3rd Edition and came across a term "BESTIARY" and was curious as to how this term would be defined. I am simply curious as to specifically what it mean in the context of Regular Expressions.  

I realize this may seem like a silly question, but I was curious.

Found on page 140 of the book - if you happen to have it.



RE: The term BESTIARY in Perl?

Bestiary (bes'ti-er'i), n., a medieval collection of fables, allegories, and fanciful, often moralistic, stories about animals.

s/animals/regular expressions/;

"If you think you're too small to make a difference, try spending a night in a closed tent with a mosquito."

RE: The term BESTIARY in Perl?

Mr. Wall is pretty famous for his humor. You should read some of the comments in the Perl source code.


vic cherubini
Knows: Perl, HTML, JavScript, C/C++, PHP, Flash, Director

RE: The term BESTIARY in Perl?

excellent answer stillflame

 keep the rudder amid ship and beware the odd typo

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