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Nice article. You somehow forgot to mention the patron saint of perl golf, Santa Andrew, who started the whole crazy thing three years ago...

Some other small points:

  • The first ever Perl 6 golf entry was earlier than the link in your references: http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.golf/1317. Unfortunately, the Perl6 specification changed, and the solution will no longer be correct.
  • I still don't understand most of the TPR(0,5a) infix-to-postfix algorithms.
  • To this date, I've only received about half of my $3,5 million prize money. Where should I complain?

In reply to Re: The Lighter Side of Perl Culture (Part IV) by pijll
in thread The Lighter Side of Perl Culture (Part IV): Golf by eyepopslikeamosquito

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