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Re^2: poll ideas quest 2010

by AR (Friar)
on Apr 14, 2010 at 18:54 UTC ( #834758=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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I humbly suggest you include use telepathy;.


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Re^3: poll ideas quest 2010
by ambrus (Abbot) on Apr 14, 2010 at 20:35 UTC

      Closer to the answer to a frequent SoPW question: "Why doesn't this work like I want it to?"

      "Have you tried use telepathy;?"

      Alas, the poll asks about pragmas, whereas Acme::ESP is a module. A no-doubt useful module, but unfortunately not applicable here.

      As for telepathy, I typically recoil at the introduction of the paranormal into software. After all, with this pragma, more and more programs might end up just being

      use strict; use warnings; use telepathy;
      There would also be the temptation to add use babbage_spirit_channeling;. Enough of these and few if any non-pragma statements would ever be necessary. In the interest of job-security, these 'enhancements' should be avoided at all costs. I have already sent a note to the Perl6 development team to drop any plans to include a 'virtual ouija board' into the core system.

      However, I do recognize those that embrace a spiritual/mystical aspect to programming, and would be more than willing to add with the_tao;, which would croak if the program lacked balance and harmony, based on the Tao. I have it on good authority that zentara has already hacked this into the version of perl he uses

      fnord

        Ommmmmmm :-)

        Actually I was off on a mystical journey, and words have different contexts in those more ethereal dimensions.... but it is what it is, as I have since learned, and I take your comments as full truth.

        It's actually quite bizarre the way the time wave flows and makes us believe in a rock hard reality. The gods have an easy time fooling humans. :-)


        I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth.
        Old Perl Programmer Haiku

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