On Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 12:22:46AM -0500, _brian_d_foy wrote:
> 
> 'proven' means just what it means when i said it - to determine the
> truth of a statement.  there are plenty of people who claim to be
> Perl programmers or trainers who don't use or teach Perl.  some
> of them even write books about Perl.
> 
> you gone too far towards the corporate side of things.  i wasn't
> using buzzwords.  i was speaking English.

Hmm. Not trying to start a war, just curious; does "proven" mean "vetted by
you"? I'm sure you're amply qualified to judge the quality of instruction,
etc., but this would severely limit the number of possible "proven"s.

Ben Okopnik
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