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Re: Musing on Perl's "Just Try It" Amazingness

by ajt (Prior)
on Dec 12, 2007 at 20:38 UTC ( #656708=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Musing on Perl's "Just Try It" Amazingness

A few years ago at a London Perl Workshop, one speaker's talk was titled "J. F. D. I.", he gave two very simple examples of code he wrote.

In the second example he created a simple screen-scrape module that collected live train running times, so he new if his train to work was on time. Next he used Perl to adjust his alarm clock on the fly, which was simply a Perl application controlling a PC playing MP3/Ogg files. If there was significant disruption, it then emailed his boss to say he was working from home and awoke him appropriately later.

For a beginners talk I was impressed, you can get a long way in Perl with CPAN as your friend...

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[Eily]: erix he plans to go as far as leuca
[erix]: ah, that's really down at the heel point :)
[Eily]: LanX how dare you imply that I made a typo? It's true but still!
[Eily]: or is it a typo if the mistake was in my brain rather than in the process of typing?
[LanX]: they were talking about meatspace recently ...
[choroba]: a "thinko"
[erix]: my app (google, really) makes that 1530 km...
[Eily]: google tells me 1662 km ...
[LanX]: Nancy? Somewhere near Metz ...
[Eily]: must be km farenheit or something :P

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