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Re: a proposal for a new section on PerlMonks

by spiritway (Vicar)
on Sep 28, 2005 at 21:02 UTC ( #495886=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to a proposal for a new section on PerlMonks

I think adding a section would be overkill, but I like the idea of finding bogo-sort class code. There's a kind of perverse enjoyment of seeing really bizarre code. The problem, of course, is that my strange code is innovative, unique, clever; their strange code is just bizarre and dumb. Seems we might wind up with some ruffled feathers and flaming, if we had a section like that.

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Re^2: a proposal for a new section on PerlMonks
by blazar (Canon) on Sep 29, 2005 at 08:37 UTC
    The problem, of course, is that my strange code is innovative, unique, clever; their strange code is just bizarre and dumb.
    Indeed the code that I submitted for this snippet is conceptually the same I had posted to news:comp.lang.perl.misc earlier in this article (available from Google Groups here), but the latter had "somewhat" less orthodox flow control structures; and indeed IIRC someone misunderstood it. Needless to say I thought this choice was very cool, back then...

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[Cosmic37]: I try to match successive date times stored in variable $mydt
[Cosmic37]: I guess it is searching for the string "$mydt"
[Corion]: Indeed cool, erix ;)
[Cosmic37]: rather than the value of $mydt which is a date time strong such as 2016-01-01 12:30:56
[Corion]: Cosmic37: No, but maybe $mydt doesn't contain what you think it does, or it contains characters that are special in a regular expression? Try if( $line =~ /\Q$mydt\E/) { ... for a literal match
[Cosmic37]: I mean string grrr
[Corion]: Maybe add an else branch in which you print what the values of $line and $mydt are?
[Cosmic37]: ah thank you I will try
[Cosmic37]: you are right $mydt did not contain what I expected... :-D I will now think :-D
[Cosmic37]: crunch...grind... whirr...gnashing metal crunching cogs...

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