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Perl Haiku

by Nimster (Sexton)
on Dec 14, 2000 at 19:31 UTC ( #46624=poem: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

For those of you who don't know, a Haiku is japanese poetry, which consists of 3 unrhyming lines, with 5, 7 and 5 syllables in each respectively.
shebang perl; use strict; foreach haiku (my $pen writes) { $pen=>writes(less_perl); last; }

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Re: Perl Haiku
by mirod (Canon) on Dec 14, 2000 at 19:37 UTC

    There have been several Perl Haiku contests (TPC 3, The Perl Journal), and even a module coy to replace die and warn with haikus (and it adds the transcend and enlighten functions. The module won the "Best Module" at TPC 3 and was written by the usual Damian Conway

      Haikus should mention,
      reference, imply season
      (its cold here) somehow

      ... and by no means is D. Conway considerable as 'usual' ;->

      a

Re: Perl Haiku
by turnstep (Parson) on Dec 14, 2000 at 21:48 UTC
    There has also been more than a few on this site. Some (like mine) are easy to find as they have "haiku" in the title but most you have to dig through the poetry section for. The earliest "serious" one is Bare Errors.
Re: Perl Haiku
by Adam (Vicar) on Dec 15, 2000 at 01:54 UTC
    Actually, a Haiku doesn't have to be 5-7-5, there are plenty of acceptable patterns that are considered Haiku. Besides, the definition of a Haiku is somewhat lost in the translation.

    I once posted an obfuscated Haiku, I think the last variation of it was here.

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