Acme::MetaSyntactic::summerwine - The 'Last of the Summer Wine' theme


Characters in Last of the Summer Wine, the longest-running sitcom in the world. Only the 'main' name by which each character is addressed is used (nickname, Christian name, or surname depending on the character) so that they make better identifiers.


Smylers, who paid £42 for the privilege at the YAPC Europe 2006 auction in Birmingham.

This theme was chosen because Last of the Summer Wine is set in Smylers's home town of Holmfirth (in West Yorkshire in the UK), the main character names are quite fun to use as identifiers, and it was an unlikely theme to be included otherwise. Having minor characters called 'Pearl' and 'Smiler' is a bonus.


  • 2012-05-14 - v1.001

    Updated with an =encoding pod command in Acme-MetaSyntactic-Themes version 1.001.

  • 2012-05-07 - v1.000

    Received its own version number in Acme-MetaSyntactic-Themes version 1.000.

  • 2006-11-06

    Introduced in Acme-MetaSyntactic version 0.99.


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