Tim Bates wrote:

> On Sun, 25 Jan 2004, [iso-8859-1] Thomas Adam wrote:
> 
>>Was there really *any* need for this e-mail....? I couldn't give a rats
>>arse as to whether File::Basename under perl works. system(basename foo)
>>would have done me just fine.
> 
> 
> The OP was cross-posted to a number of perl-related newsgroups, and also
> to comp.lang.ruby for some reason, which is why it ended up in your
> mailbox. It's totally off-topic. Ignore it.

Not to mention this guy's reputation for bile and rantings.  Best off just to killfile him altogether.