About the segfault news... it is definitely fake - check out this link:

http://www.segfault.org/search.phtml?mode=2&author=3905b40e-0613c9e0

This is from clicking on the [Author Info] link, then clicking on the
[Stories by this Author] link. It is openly listed as Fake News.

Guy N. Hurst


Dat Nguyen wrote:
> 
> >From: David Suarez de Lis <excalibor / demasiado.com>
> >Reply-To: ruby-talk / netlab.co.jp
> >To: ruby-talk / netlab.co.jp (ruby-talk ML)
> >Subject: [ruby-talk:03024] Re: Final for World Series: Python vs Ruby
> >Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 07:49:54 -0400
> >
> >Hi there,
> >
> > > Perl and Tcl seem to eliminate themselves from the play-off round.
> >
> > > Just learned that Larry Wall declared on 25-May-2000 to cease the
> > > development of Perl. There is no more keyboard key for new special
> > > character. Yes, the famous $#, $!, $:, $ something.
> >
> >I'd take that notice with many grains of salt... I've looked for the
> >original USENet post this was supposed to come from and deja.com found
> >nothing...
> 
> Check out the following link:
> http://www.segfault.org/story.phtml?mode=2&id=3905b40e-05c0a760
> 
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