Zebras in the Perl 6 herdPosted: 07/05/2011
Well, the #perl6 herd mostly. Where did they come from? Well, it all started with this tadzik guy one day on the #perl irc channel.
tadzik | good evening zebras! colomon | zebras? tadzik | oh, I just felt a need for a funny greeting tadzik | how are things?
Zebras had to wait to become noticed until the morning next day:
masak | <tadzik> good evening zebras! masak | I for one hope this will become an instant classic :) jnthn | It may, but it's not black and white.
And it did became, actually. Since that day, zebras have been mentioned 230 on #perl6, my irc logs say. In a various forms, in a various contexts. But the main idea remained. -Ofun, all the way.
(Gee, that sounds so official)
Zebra is also a codename of a Secret Project of mine, a bit GSoC related. But that’s another story, and it’s not coming very soon anyway.