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RE: Fido and Amelia

by BlaisePascal (Monk)
on Sep 08, 2000 at 17:44 UTC ( #31585=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Fido and Amelia

I don't know much about "Fido" and "Amelia" seems too much like an inside joke. Which one is which book again?

I think it was an unfortunate choice to go with blue for two editions in a row. I know why O'Reilly did so, but that doesn't make it any less confusing now.

Can we start to petition for Camel 4 to be in a different color? Perl6 will be here in a couple of years, and a new Camel should be right on its heels. A different color would be nice -- or perhaps a two-hump camel instead of a one-hump. Then we'd have a pink (fuchsia) camel, two blue camels, and a two-hump camel.

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RE: RE: Fido and Amelia
by BooK (Curate) on Sep 08, 2000 at 18:06 UTC

    I don't think O'Reilly will change the Camel's color anymore. Though you know why, I'll write it for the others who might not: this blue is used for everything Perl they do (every book about Perl or close enough, like J. Friedl "Mastering Regular Expressions").

    Fido is "Programming Perl", 2nd ed., while Amelia is "Programming Perl", 3rd ed.

    There seem to be a problem with the work camel as well: Fido's colophon says it's a "camel (one hump dromedary)", while Amelia's colophon says exactly the opposite with "dromedary (one hump camel)". More inside jokes?

      Yeah, I don't really get why the coloring is the way it is. I mean, all SysAdmin stuff is Blue, it used to be that all programming was fuchia, but Perl is now light blue while Python is still fuchia, along with C, etc. I like the color coded idea, but don't really understand where they draw the line.

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