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If God wrote a Perl script

by jeffa (Chancellor)
on Jan 03, 2001 at 02:34 UTC ( #49407=perlmeditation: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

#!/usr/bin/perl 1
Remember, God doesn't need to warned about anything. Of course, God doesn't really need the interpreter either. . .

Jeff

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Re: If God wrote a Perl script
by coreolyn (Parson) on Jan 03, 2001 at 02:46 UTC
    #!/usr/local/perl use Create; $universe = Create->new();
    You can't tell me God wouldn't have his own modules :) coreolyn
      We couldn't run any of god's scripts because they would all have:

      require omnipotence; require omniscience;
      Heck, root access on the universe is rough to get. And installing modules locally on the universal incarnation of Perl has beel lost with the ole'-time wizards like Circe and Merlin.

      =Blue
      ...you might be eaten by a grue...

        I wonder if the universe is really written in Perl... If you could get root on God's box, you could -- dare I say -- <gasp!> RULE THE WORLD! BWAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!
      Nothing fancy... just some spare time on my hands
      #!/usr/local/perl use Create; DAY_1: { $universe = Create->new(); $universe->addLight; } DAY_2: { while ( 1 ) { @firmament = split $universe->existence, 2; last DAY_2 if $#firmament; } } DAY_3: { $water = []; $land = []; # Hmm... God should know better than to use an experimental # feature such as a pseudo-hash. Explains quite # a bit, really $firmament[0] = [ { water => 1, land => 2, } $water, $land ]; } DAY_4: { $universe->hookUpLights; } DAY_5: { push @{ $firmament[0]->{ water } }, $_ for( "fish", "cetaceans", "calamari (live and minus the breadi +ng)" ); push @{ $firmament[0]->{ land } }, $_ for ( "cattle", "serpents", "birds" ); } DAY_6: { $firmament[0]->[ $firmament[0]->[ 0 ]->{ ExtraStuff } = @{ $firmam +ent[0] } ] = "Humans"; # Ya see, he had to put humans somewhere to allow them to rule ove +r animals, # so he stuck them in the $firmament[0] pseudo-hash # Poor planning if I ever saw it... } DAY_7_AND_BEYOND: { sleep while 1; }

      Cheers,
      Ovid

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        Hrmm...one addition:

        DAY_7 : { sleep while 1; } DAY_8_AND_BEYOND: { if (time==(60*60*24*365*1966*-1)) { ## (This version of time is quite accurate) if (fork) { &Jesus; exit; } &END_OF_DAYS if $REVELATIONS and $SIGNS>=7; redo DAY_8_AND_BEYOND; }

      I think God used to be more hands on, but he long since automated much of the grunt work:

      #!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; # face it, God is strict and gives warnings use Create; while(1){ my $universe = Create->new(); $universe->first_seven_days(); while(1){ last unless universe->still_has_life(); $universe->random_cataclysm() if int(rand(10000)) == 666; $universe->random_miracle() if int(rand(1000)) == 7; } print "Do you want to play again?[y/n] "; chomp(my $answer = <STDIN>); last if $answer =~ /^n/i; } __END__
      That of course leads one to ponder the old HHGTTG paradox...
      if (defined $babelfish) { exit(0); }
      {grin}
      PS: Douglas Adams for those few who missed the acronym.
Re (tilly) 1: If God wrote a Perl script
by tilly (Archbishop) on Jan 03, 2001 at 04:19 UTC
    I am less interested in what the scripts look like and more interested in what patches are locally installed!

    Of course that depends on which God we are talking about here...

Re: If God wrote a Perl script
by repson (Chaplain) on Jan 03, 2001 at 06:15 UTC
    Humph...I already did a creation perl script at universe.pl. Stealer :P
Re: If God wrote a Perl script
by t0mas (Priest) on Jan 03, 2001 at 12:25 UTC
    Here is another program by "God", (in C) thats been around for a while. Would God use C to write a program? Nah, it is probably fake, but fun anyway...

    /brother t0mas
Re: If God wrote a Perl script
by stephen (Priest) on Apr 22, 2001 at 00:10 UTC
    Scarily enough, someone actually wrote a song about this...

    stephen

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