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The Life of an Amoeba

by suaveant (Parson)
on Jul 23, 2001 at 18:22 UTC ( #99028=poem: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

while(1) { fork(); }
Of course, all the while eating the resources around it :)

                - Ant

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Re: The Life of an Amoeba
by AidanLee (Chaplain) on Jul 24, 2001 at 06:03 UTC
    Perhaps it is just because I am more familiar with the visual arts, but the term minimalism comes to mind :). And although there is a certain minimalism to the Haiku, this feels distinctly western to me. Maybe it's the presence of a punch-line.
      Well... that was kind of the point... Amoeba's are minimalistic, so a poem about them should be... :) And of course, if you run it eat's your system... of course, without any checks maybe I should have named it the life of a bacterium...

                      - Ant

(crazyinsomniac) Re: The Life of an Amoeba
by crazyinsomniac (Prior) on Jul 24, 2001 at 16:49 UTC
      But crazy, this would mean constant, rather than exponential population growth. fork while 1 is more biologically accurate :p
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Re: The Life of an Amoeba
by tachyon (Chancellor) on Aug 06, 2001 at 23:40 UTC


    unless ($^O =~ /Win/i) { fork() until $crash; } print "Why bother, the system will crash anyway!\n";




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