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Re: Shoot yourself on the foot

by FoxtrotUniform (Prior)
on Jan 23, 2002 at 22:21 UTC ( #140967=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Shoot yourself on the foot

You grep through a list of your body parts, shooting the bits that look like feet. On the first try, you don't shoot anything, and realize that you're matching hashrefs instead of scalars. On the second try, you shoot off your big toe instead of the whole foot (shouldn't have used greedy matching in the regex). Finally, you shoot yourself in the foot, generalize your code to allow it to shoot anyone anywhere, and post it on CPAN as SUICIDE::LITE.

Alternately, you post to Perl Monks asking the regulars to write a finite automaton for you, and get your foot blown off by tilly for your trouble.


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