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Re: Perl 5 interpreter

by eyepopslikeamosquito (Chancellor)
on Jan 12, 2011 at 09:56 UTC ( #881861=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl 5 interpreter

Any technique some one is using to work around this, tool or documentation?
Some Perl 5 pumpkings recommend playing Jenga:

The perl5 internals are a complete mess. It's like Jenga - to get the perl5 tower taller and do something new you select a block somewhere in the middle, with trepidation pull it out slowly, and then carefully balance it somewhere new, hoping the whole edifice won't collapse as a result.

-- Nicholas Clark

Incidentally, you may not be surprised to learn that Larry Wall won the Grand prize in most well-rounded in confusion in the 1986 International Obfuscated C Code Contest. You may be surprised to learn that he did not submit the Perl C source code (I believe the size limit of the contest prevented him from doing that).

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Re^2: Perl 5 interpreter
by jethro (Monsignor) on Jan 12, 2011 at 10:40 UTC
    And relevant to this thread, that entry into the obfuscation contest can only be compiled with gcc if you use -E -traditional in a first step to get the macros out. And sadly produces a segmentation fault on my machine (even when compiled with -m32).

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