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Perl Poetry

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"Poetry" is in the eye of the beholder; it could be any of:
  • Poetry written in Perl
  • Using perl to generate poetry
  • Poetry about Perl/PerlMonks
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Dawn breaks
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by bibliophile
on Jan 03, 2012 at 12:41

    Two thousand 'leven
    A counter ticks. Dawn breaks on
    Two thousand and twelve.


    -bib
Perl(Hello World)
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by chacham
on Dec 05, 2011 at 13:37

    I wrote some Perl to say hello,
    To a world i did not know.
    Prepended line numbers there in tow,
    I basically told it where to go.

    10 ? 'Hello World!\n';

    Something there did not quite load,
    No matter how i tried to goad,
    Quickly then i shifted mode,
    And thought i'd see to add the code.

    use cout; print << 'Hello World!\n';

    But that just didn't work at all,
    Did i forget to make a call?
    Imagining i was Larry Wall,
    I coded the sequel to carry the ball.

    query::statement->execute('SELECT "Hello World!\n"');

    What's there to object in that line?
    On paper it had worked just fine,
    Perl is broken...or is that just mine?
    No, add a line, and never whine!

    procedure perl is begin(print 'Hello World!\n')

    Something there was still not right,
    But, waste not time and be contrite.
    I must put up and win this fight,
    Make a web of code to end my plight.

    <?perl <print>'Hello World!\n'</print>; ?>

    Just when i thought my code was suited,
    I found that i was just deluded,
    But where had the offending line intruded?
    Oh! Just assemble a line to be included.

    use LC0.ascii /Hello, world!/; movl $LC0, (%esp);

    Why is it that Perl is so frustrating?
    I give perfect code, yet it's not abating,
    And people love what i start hating?
    I need help, if just for tranlsating.

    print *, "Hello World!", e\nd

    Then again, thrown to the ground,
    But i know that my good code is sound!
    Perhaps the web has help to be found,
    And answer: why does perl monkey around?

    I added a node, asking the question,
    I posted my code, and made sure to mention,
    How perfect it was, (at least in inflection).
    I just hope that Poetry is the correct section.

a happiness haiku
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by zentara
on Nov 27, 2011 at 11:02
Haiku: If James Taylor* had been a Perl Programmer
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by keszler
on Nov 20, 2011 at 04:00

    • use strict; use warnings;
    • winter, spring, summer, and fall
    • and Perl is your friend

    * or Carole King

haiku : Subject Oriented Programming
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by zentara
on Nov 19, 2011 at 08:08
while(1) haiku
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by zentara
on Nov 09, 2011 at 11:30
Haiku: meet the new paradigm, same as the old paradigm
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by zentara
on Nov 06, 2011 at 14:41
Dream Perl
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by chacham
on Oct 27, 2011 at 15:31
    I once knew a girl, Whose name just "Perl", She really knew how to code. Her code was real art, She added her heart, So, i wrote her this ode. It was one fateful day, When things went my way, I asked her to be my wife. To code at my side, Until one of us died, Hopefully, at the end of my life. She said, "sure, of course", Now my only remorse, is that i didn't ask her before. But now that it's done, We'll code together like one, And hack just oh so much more. On the day of our wedding, In a beautiful setting, We gave each other a ring. We've produced so much code, And filled our abode, With hacks that just start to sing. But this wonderful theme, Was all just a dream, I hate when reality has way. So i shed a small tear, Cus Perl wasn't here, This seems to happen each day.
This could be considered poetry of the subconscious (TMTOWTDI).
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by anneli
on Oct 10, 2011 at 17:19

    I woke up from an odd dream. In the dream, I was in the living room using my computer, and my wife was in the kitchen. She was asking me to bring her a Pepsi1, despite her being the one in the kitchen.

    I sat there and enumerated all the different ways she could be using Perl to get the Pepsis out of the fridge, and I was being serious about it too. In this dream world, drink $_ foreach (@{$fridge->{PEPSIS}}) was a reality!

    Possibly related to us discussing naming a future daughter Perl the night before.


    1. Not that we have or drink any, but this is how dreams go.

Perl Motivation
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by onelesd
on Sep 26, 2011 at 18:52

    I was coding away in perl one morning when my 4yr old daughter asked me what I was doing. I said, "I am typing code into the computer to write a program."

    She said, "I have some code too," and insisted I type it for her on the screen (she doesn't type yet):

    Jewel, painting feet.
    Painting pinkies with sparkles;
    Painting middle toe.
    Painting fingers but they're lost,
    stones fell off.

    See, perl really is poetry!


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