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Re^3: Perl Story

by merlyn (Sage)
on May 08, 2005 at 15:32 UTC ( #455016=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Perl Story
in thread Perl Story

traslated in the story format
This is the part that seems to be lost in the translation.

Can you give an example of what you want, by perhaps including a URL?

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
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Re^4: Perl Story
by tlm (Prior) on May 08, 2005 at 16:46 UTC

    It was the baddest jungle of code I'd ever seen. An impenetrable tangle of goto statements, shifting before my very eyes, global variables buzzing all over the place, huge mysteriously named subs slithering underfoot. It was the proverbial dirty legacy cleanup job that needed doing. I was expected to deliver the goods to my team by dawn. It was right around 3 in the morning when perl started seg faulting...

    the lowliest monk

Re^4: Perl Story
by Fletch (Chancellor) on May 09, 2005 at 12:49 UTC

    Perlp Fiction perhaps . . .

    VINCENT: You know what the funniest thing about Ruby is?
    JULES: What?
    VINCENT: It's the little differences. A lotta the same crap we got here, they got there, but they're a little different.
    JULES: Example?
    VINCENT: Well, in Ruby, you can pass a block of code to any method call. And I don't mean with an anonymous sub ref either. They let you pass a whole block like in Smalltalk.

      Princess Leia: Aren't you a little short to be just another perl hacker?

      Oh brother. Stop me before I quote again.... ;)


      Where in the nursery rhyme does it say Humpty Dumpty is an egg?

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