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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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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!

Superluminal Perl Haiku
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by zentara
on Sep 25, 2011 at 14:49
please help us and learn
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by Anonymous Monk
on Sep 17, 2011 at 12:19

    let us learn it together

    in all kind of weather

    do it together

    1+1 is four

What then must we do?
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by hesco
on Sep 17, 2011 at 00:27
    if( ! $physical_evidence && $police->suborn->perjury && $police->intimidate->witnesses ){ $killer->walks; $innocent->framed; } while( $courts->ignore->justice ){ $witnesses->recant; $witnesses->testify($police->misconduct); $world->takes_notice; } unless( $we_all->call( 'Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles', 'Chairwoman Gale Buckner', '404-657-9350' ) && $we_all->call( 'Georgia Attorney General', 'Thurbert E. Baker', '404-656-3300')) { $Georgia->executes('Troy Davis') && $an_innocent_man->dies() && $we_all--; } }

    CNN: Death Row Mistake

    if( $lal && $lol ) { $life++; }
    if( $insurance->rationing() ) { $people->die(); }
Goto statement considered harmful
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by davido
on Sep 04, 2011 at 19:40

    Dedicated to the history buffs out there:

    no warnings;EWDs:;SHORTEST_PATH:$dijkstra;goto considered;;harmful: ;sought;formal,verification;$algol=(qw[forefather of c c inspired], ,qq[Just another Perl hacker,\n]) [5];RECURSION_ELIMINATION:goto KNUTH;wirth;considered:goto harmful;PASCAL:;abolished:;in;modula II ;;;;KNUTH:"considered";goto efficient;efficient:$in_some,qw/cases/; FORTRAN;BASIC;should;never,be;taught;print $algol or say with Lisp;

    Inspired by MJD's blog: Dijkstra was not insane, Knuth's Paper on Goto, many articles on Wikipedia on topics in early CS, and an enjoyment of the history of computer languages.


My first attemp at this, Haiku-like verse
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by Caio
on Sep 02, 2011 at 16:52
    This is my first shot at this poetry thing, i just hope it's perlish enough.
    hammering fingers keyboard for anvil sharp code is born
    What inspired this was a fellow monk (whose name i can't recall now) that said programing was one of the last crafting jobs still existing.

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