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RE: RE: JAPH

by merlyn (Sage)
on Sep 15, 2000 at 01:28 UTC ( #32566=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RE: JAPH
in thread JAPH

Yes... a little observed secret that I'll let the monks in on...

The canonical JAPH is:

print "Just another Perl hacker,";
Notice 25 characters, including the comma, and with the first and third words capitalized.

Accept no imitations.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker


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RE: RE: RE: JAPH
by myocom (Deacon) on Sep 15, 2000 at 01:29 UTC
    But...but...the ; is unnecessary since it's a one-liner! :-)
      The word "canonical" here is being used as its "prototypical" sense. In that sense, the semicolon is essential, by decree. {grin}

      -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

        Then shouldn't it be {grin;}?

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