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A love poem that parses
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by awesomeamyg
on Aug 27, 2014 at 11:53
    #!/usr/bin/perl my $love; for (@you) { until ($i) {die $i; do {}}; }
Dunning-Kruger Meets Bulwer-Lytton
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by GotToBTru
on Aug 12, 2014 at 01:01

    In the writing of poetry, worthy of tribute
    The most crucialistic part is the words in the poem.
    Sure, rhyme, rhythm, meter, these all contribute
    But if you make lousy word choices, people are going to read it and say "Who wrote this trash?" and then somebody says "GotToBTru" and then somebody says "Who's that?" and out of embarrassment they say "Don't know 'im."

    Does Perl Monks have an official Poet Laureate?
    We've got a section here for him, ready and warmed up.
    Meanwhile, rank and file monks fill in with haiku and couplet
    Waiting for a real class act to finally show up.

    That's not me, I'm not a skilled nor prolific Perl Poetry contributor.
    I much prefer coding, I'm not ashamed to admit it.
    So it works out not to be much of a non sequitur
    To say "GotToBTru. Your day job - don't quit it."

    1 Peter 4:10
Written History
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by marcoonroad
on Jul 05, 2014 at 15:31

    So, I try it with Perl 6... :)

    #!/usr/bin/perl6 use v6; # I'm a little ashamed to say the her name. our @history; our @ever = 0 .. Inf; sub Written (@place, @what) { push @place, @what } sub history ( ) { return @history } sub with ($n1, $n2) { return $n1, $n2 } sub Me ( ) { return "Me" } sub You ( ) { return "You" } sub ever ( ) { return @ever } say "Running..."; ######################### Written history, with Me, You for ever ######################### # Just Another Perl Poem. # 0xP6 / EOS (End Of Script)
There i was, steeped in code
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by chacham
on May 05, 2014 at 12:46

    There i was, steeped in code,
    Trying to find that bug,
    And all around there was no sound,
    So late, yet deeper i dug.

    I looked line by line,
    It seemed to be fine,
    Nothing but fail after fail,
    I just couldn't find it,
    I seemed just behind its
    ever elusive trail.

    Fighting off slumber,
    I downed quite the number,
    Coffee, my favorite caffiene,
    I was oh so confounded,
    By all that surrounded,
    It managed to stay unseen.

    "That's it!" i cried for the umpteenth time,
    As if i'd listen and learn,
    I'll start over clean,
    It has to be seen,
    How long can it have its turn?

    I'll polish each statement,
    And check its encasement,
    Every variable must be declared,
    I'll even go and use strict;
    Cus' i'm getting ticked,
    This bug was getting me scared.

    After i "fixed", all those bugs that i "missed",
    See?! use strict; was no help at all,
    I added use warn;
    And then till the morn,
    I answered its beck and call.

    I could no longer fight,
    I had stayed up all night,
    Sleep had finally won,
    There i collapsed,
    And hours had passed,
    I slept until i was done.

    Upon raising my head,
    From this strange looking bed,
    I ran the code like before,
    It played like a song,
    Nothing was wrong!
    The bug had been banished once more.

    In these times of need, i remember my creed,
    In it: Bugs die in the night.
    Distressed in bug searching mode?
    Just sleep on your code,
    By morning it'll all be alright.

Shortcuts: A haiku
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by alex0112
on Apr 25, 2014 at 14:50

    no strict; no warnings;
    Now, no errors to be seen!
    Later: Code won't parse...

April 1st is just a joke.
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by chacham
on Apr 01, 2014 at 12:10

    April 1st is just a joke,
    Don't you get it, silly bloke,
    The whole day is so bespoke,
    April 1st is just a joke.

    Of old, the day did not exist.
    It went from 31st to April 5th.
    The master had an iron fist,
    Of old, the day did not exist.

    For history, the story's told
    When days were young and months were old,
    That some of them were still quite bold,
    For history, the story's told.

    The kalends and her three short friends,
    Came up after the last month's end,
    To Fortuna's will the four did tend,
    The kalends and her three short friends.

    As they came up, the master demanded,
    They fall in line, they were commanded,
    When they refused, they were remanded,
    As they came up, the master demanded.

    Taking heed of their fruitless fight,
    They admitted and begged the master's right,
    Judgement came after day and night,
    Taking heed of their fruitless fight.

    The three days after were reinstated,
    The anger of their master abated,
    But the leader of them who agitated,
    The three days after were reinstated.

    April 1st, still stood firm stance,
    Relegated for foolish dance,
    Having nothing, but little chance,
    April 1st, still stood firm stance.

    After forever, the master fell,
    As history itself can quite retell,
    All those outcasts, who were now well,
    After forever, the master fell.

    There was still one day, standing strong,
    Who now came back, but wasn't long.
    For those about, to sing her song,
    There was still one day, standing strong.

    April 1st, had been a fool,
    Not accepting another's rule,
    But now was standing tall and cool,
    April 1st, had been a fool.

    The story's lost to simple folk,
    Known only to those who care to poke,
    Bet happy now that i awoke,
    April 1st is just a joke.

Contra bella
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by Discipulus
on Mar 03, 2014 at 03:46

    $you->cry(now); $U->cry(na);
    Against any war! ever!

    L*
    There are no rules, there are no thumbs..
    Reinvent the wheel, then learn The Wheel; may be one day you reinvent one of THE WHEELS.
Words that rhyme with perl
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by Poetry
on Feb 21, 2014 at 18:04

    Need a word that rhymes with Perl to help you with your poetry? Here are a few:

    • berle
    • birle
    • burl
    • curl
    • earl
    • earle
    • earll
    • erl
    • girl
    • hearl
    • herl
    • hurl
    • kerl
    • merl
    • merle
    • searl
    • searle
    • shirl
    • sperl
    • swirl
    • twirl
    • whirl
    • whorl
    • wurl
    • unfurl

Thank You
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by Poetry
on Feb 20, 2014 at 23:03

    A little history and the inspiration for this poem. In 2002 we used Perl to develop a poetry site. Wow! 12 years of stable site availability with very little downtime. In the past 12 years, this Perl based site has served over 100,000 poets – all possible because of the great work of the Perl programming community.

    A Poem about Perl
    Perl enables the creation of programs that are beautiful
    We know that Perl's features are most powerful and suitable

    Blessing the normal programmer with mind-blowing expression
    We are so grateful Larry Wall chose the computing profession

    Thank you for over a decade of help from the Perl Monks’ ranks
    Please accept our most sincere, heartfelt thanks!



    Notes:
    2/23/2014: Updated to remove reference to other site.
    2/23/2014: Altered the poem to improve its flow.
    2/22/2014: Removed the Perl poetry code that sent the email.

inspirational sudo-code?
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by perlaintdead
on Dec 04, 2013 at 21:58

    I tried to use proper syntax as much as possible but it doesn't actually execute.

    #!/usr/bin/perl study $science; open $doors,">","success.txt"; BEGIN aNewLife() and use Hard::Work; push for(;;){},"a brighter future"; do not do $meth; do not return 2, -e$x-$girlfriend; shift @yourPerspective; exit $fear;

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