||Mar 02, 2000 at 23:07 UTC
||Sep 18, 2008 at 13:21 UTC
(5 years ago)
|Location:||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Photo:||When I say my Perl code 'really flies' I'm not talking about how fast it runs|
May 18, 2013 at 23:28 GMT+5
|hacker|| Perl, Unix, C
|biker|| 56 Norton, 87 FLST
|musician|| 72 Fender Rhodes
Caught between these voices
the sirens and the sage
one too many choices
for the victims of the age
-- Mark Heard 1951-1992
My body, like a Roman ruin,
shudders in the storm.
It is not unlike my life:
a heap of schemes and projects
that lie crumbled on the ground.
But like Hadrian's Wall
I'm still standing ...
-- Jeff Johnson
My Web site is at www.Erudil.com
Several less than randomly chosen nodes:
Some interesting language comparison papers:
Scripting: Higher Level Programming for the 21st Century.
Ousterhout, J., IEEE Computer, March 1998.
An empirical comparison of C, C++, Java, Perl, Python, Rexx, and Tcl for a search/string-processing program.
Prechelt, L., Technical Report 2000-5, Fakultät für Informatik, Universität Karlsruhe, March 2000.
Timing Trials, or, the Trials of Timing: Experiments with Scripting and User-Interface Languages
Kernighan, B., Van Wyk, C., - Our very own Dominus helped with this one.
The day I met Larry Wall:
I was at the first YAPC (Yet Another Perl Conference) as a speaker.
My name and the abstract for my paper appeared in the Proceedings,
and the abstract noted that I work at an aerospace laboratory.
It was lunchtime on the first day; Larry had given the keynote address
that morning. I saw him sitting alone at a table and went over to
introduce myself saying: "Hi Larry, my name is Steve Jenkins". His somewhat
puzzling response was: "You're not the Steve Jenkins I was expecting".
If you have the first Camel book (the pink one) you'll see
'Steve Jenkins' listed in the thank-you section. That SJ had worked
with Larry at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Larry explained that
he had lost touch with him, but after seeing the name and the
associated mention of the aerospace industry, he had jumped to the wrong conclusion.
Larry invited me to sit and have lunch with him and we had a great conversation
for about 20 minutes before anyone else sat down with us.
Needless to say, it made my day!
Perlmonks is a strange beast.
It's largely a newbie-help site,
but also contains a handful of
Things of Terrifying Beauty