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A page from the PM book of prayer

by VSarkiss (Monsignor)
on Jun 17, 2001 at 09:06 UTC ( #89135=poem: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Any self-respecting monastery needs a prayer book. I've seen several references to "Hail Larry" on this site, but never seen the text.

So here's my own contribution, the "Our Larry"1. Say this over a rosary before beginning any big project.

Our Larry, who art in CPAN,
Obfuscated be thy name.
Thy code compile,
Thy refs be blessed,
In eval as it is in -e.
Give us this day our debugger.
And forgive us our syntax errors
As we forgive those who do not use strict and -w.
And lead us not into tainted code,
But deliver us from malloc.

For thine is the laziness,
And the impatience,
And the hubris,
while 1
.

1Fellow Christians, please take this in the spirit it was intended: a joke.

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Re: A page from the PM book of prayer
by srawls (Friar) on Jun 17, 2001 at 19:38 UTC
    ++, very witty and clever. Good job!

    P.S. don't worry, as a Christian, I took no offense.

    The 15 year old, freshman programmer,
    Stephen Rawls

Re: A page from the PM book of prayer
by John M. Dlugosz (Monsignor) on Jun 18, 2001 at 05:20 UTC
    Very clever!

    You need a better symbol/totem than a rosary though. What would a Perl Programmer or Geek use?

    —John

      I suggest a totem both ancient and steeped in tradition: An APL typeball.

      After Compline,
      Zaxo

        Too ancient for me—I've never seen one. My current figet/meditation toy is Silly Putty™. Somehow that's not very reverent, though.
      How about a prayer wheel? More appropriate to some of the Bhuddhist monk imagery we've got, looks like an old printer component, and can double as a foo counter. :-)

      And by the bye:

      ...Through gates of Perl streams in the countless host...

      Tiefling

      -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.1 GAT d++ s:- a-- C++ UL P++ L++(+) E? W+(++) N+ o? K w+(--) !O M- V? PS+ PE- Y PGP- t+ 5 X+ R+++ tv- b+++ DI++++ D+ G+ e++ h!(-) y +? ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
        Hmm, I supposed we could make something. Decorate it with APL "runes" and put FOO MANE PADME HUM around the circumference.

        Camel "prayer flags" would work, too.

        —John

      D'uh, the O'Reilly book. =D
Re: A page from the PM book of prayer
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 19, 2001 at 17:35 UTC
    That's the problem. When you make a joke out of something sacred as if there were nothing else to joke about in this world. I guess that's why you felt you had to add your disclaimer at the end.
      If you are offended by "jokes out of something sacred", why are you even at a web site named "Perl Monks"?

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