This is a state that most modern geek
s seem to get into once in a while. It's symptoms include wandering around with a copy of the Camel book
, seeing how many ways one can implement Hello World
, and attempting to introduce one's non-geek friends into the thrilling world of regular expressions
Hint for you management types: never hire a Perl coder who says they're "learning perl". When used in an interview, the phrase usually means, "I've successfully written Hello World in Perl, and I hope to move up to Goodby World next week". Hire someone who says they code perl, they hack perl, or they are JAPH.