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Use strict or unlink it

by Jouke (Curate)
on Apr 13, 2004 at 17:21 UTC ( #344801=poem: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

A monk who loved die more than exit
felt blessed foreach time he could use split
he pushed and he popped
he chomped and he chopped
and warned "Just use strict or unlink it!"


Jouke Visser, Perl 'Adept'
Using Perl to help the disabled: pVoice and pStory

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Re: Use strict or unlink it
by CountZero (Bishop) on Apr 18, 2004 at 19:31 UTC
    A nice pseudo limerick!

    CountZero

    "If you have four groups working on a compiler, you'll get a 4-pass compiler." - Conway's Law

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[LanX]: 20 years ago traders were complaining about the latency of the trading system...
[ambrus]: I'm currently in the process of rewriting my proof of concept programs. They sort of developped organically as I was experimenting, so now I've got an ugly mess of multiple programs and one-liners held together by nothing. I'll have to rewrite them to som
[ambrus]: ething that's both cleanly organized and mostly automated.
LanX in train, bad connection
[Corion]: ambrus: Yeah - we're in that situation too, except that there is no time to do the reorganizing :-/
[LanX]: ... so my boss started a project with the newest sun servers and invited the traders to come on weekend to test it... and they were so pleased, that they forced him to keep it in production...
[ambrus]: Corion: sure, this is the long-term plan. The short term is that I have to run this ungodly mess to get results from the new input data today.
[Corion]: ambrus: Most of our "automation" is tied to process exit codes and a shell pipeline :-\
[LanX]: ... a week later they realized that one of the databases - which recorded how much the other banks due to this bank - was not correctly plugged

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