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Simplicus

by Simplicus (Monk)
on Apr 13, 2000 at 18:35 UTC ( #7461=user: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Simplicus is a thoughtful and morose dude in about the middle of his current life. He lives with his wife, their son, and a loud parakeet named Ralph. In his waking hours, he enjoys toast, reading, sailing, swimming, playing mind games with his four year old, tying flies, and generally learning about anything he doesn't already know.
He has been talking to computers since they were bigger and heavier that him (or anyone else), but has a degree in music composition (and not from the University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople, either). Since he is aware that the brightest and laziest programmers prefer Perl, he hangs out here to watch, learn, and occaisionally say something stupid.

He is particularly taken with the editorial use of the third person, and often says "haggis" for no good reason. His ears are large, his nose is hooked, and he has a pronounced facial tic that evinces itself only when he attempts to use the pommel horse. His favorite color is blue no, green (aarrrrrgh), he favorite tree is the larch, and his favorite direction is northeast.

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[GotToBTru]: late to the conversation .. but thanks, Corion, for the reminder about Perl::Tidy
[Corion]: GotToBTru: Heh ;) I'm not really endorsing it, as I found that any gains made through it are easily squandered by the hours spent on configuring it. At least in my case :)
[GotToBTru]: Like most Swiss Army Knives, you can cut yourself trying to find the blade you actually want
[GotToBTru]: i am satisfied with the default settings turning the seemingly random formatting into something reliable
[Corion]: GotToBTru: Yeah, I started a quick(ly implemented but slowly running) implementation of a program that would guess the "best" configuration (that is, least amount of changes) from my code, but then found that it stops parsing the source as soon as it ..
[GotToBTru]: sadly, it can't do anything about this
[Corion]: ... encounters sub foo($bar,$baz) {, which is something I like nowadays
[Corion]: GotToBTru: Yeah, that stuff is hard to do away automatically ;)

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