Larry Wall

Interesting bio of the creator of Perl and patch utility:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Wall

Explains the origin of the name Perl, which is a biblic reference to the parable of the Peral of great value.

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glibc abort

Excerpt from the glibc manual found here:

Future Change Warning: Proposed Federal censorship regulations may prohibit us from giving you information about the possibility of calling this function. We would be required to say that this is not an acceptable way of terminating a program.

Explanation: a joke about the extreme sensitivity of the abortion issue on the US.

stackoverflow upvotes

sometimes, it is not your most important post that gets your repo up…

stuff that really helps:

– important subjects that everyone uses like git or vim

– the top answer is incorrect/incomplete. People will upvote you untill your answer overcomes the other one