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Re: Re: The beauty that is perl.

by educated_foo (Vicar)
on Apr 04, 2004 at 03:34 UTC ( #342398=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: The beauty that is perl.
in thread The beauty that is perl.

There are so many kinds of beauty in Obfu:
  • the Satori of understanding.
  • the pleasure of code well-obfuscated
  • the appreciation of the fact that, while Perl can be terrifyingly hairy and complex viewed one way, it is rarely so from the perspective of everyday programming.

    Free your mind, man!

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    Re: Re: Re: The beauty that is perl.
    by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Apr 04, 2004 at 04:01 UTC
      Yes, there are many kinds of beauty in Obfu, and you have listed three of the main ones. However, beauty is still always in the eye of the beholder. That I do not find it beautiful says nothing of its beauty in your eyes. Nor, does it say anything about my capability to see beauty in other things.

      And, I do find many obfus beautiful. Camels by Enlil, for example. My point here was that there was neither obfu nor beauty. To me, the title should have been "Look at this cool stuff!" I have no problem with BUU's meditation, just its title.

      We are the carpenters and bricklayers of the Information Age.

      Then there are Damian modules.... *sigh* ... that's not about being less-lazy -- that's about being on some really good drugs -- you know, there is no spoon. - flyingmoose

        However, beauty is still always in the eye of the beholder.

        Be blessed for that.

        But if so, how behave consciousness?

        This wasn't beautiful to me either, but rather ugly. I interpreted the word 'beauty' in the post as sarcasm, and it reminded me that no matter how hard I try to fight Perl prejudice in the workplace, there is some grounding to that prejudice -- it allows some funky stuff that has no place existing, and the idea of using vars like $" is a bad one if you are trying to write real software. One can only hope, once again, for Perl6 to save us all.

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