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RE: RE: JAPH Section

by Adam (Vicar)
on May 02, 2000 at 01:27 UTC ( #9849=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to RE: JAPH Section
in thread JAPH Section

I would think that craft would be a place for useful programs. I don't think that JAPHs are any more useful then helloworld. (Which is not to say they aren't useful. Only that they are either on the simple side or they are obfuscated.)

Maybe there should be a sub-section for JAPHs with links from both the craft and the obfuscated sections.

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The definition of JAPH (was RE: RE: RE: JAPH Section)
by BBQ (Deacon) on May 02, 2000 at 08:38 UTC
    RANT qq{

    I see what you're saying! Then again, this goes back to the definition of a JAPH... The term just-another-perl-hack(er), in my vocabulary, doesn't directy imply that one needs to write obfuscated code to be noteworthy. Someone that hacks should be regarded as code-smart and not necessarily (albeit, usually) cryptic or misleading.

Usefulness of JAPHs (RE: RE: RE: JAPH Section)
by cciulla (Friar) on May 02, 2000 at 14:06 UTC
    I agree that a simple
    print "hello, world";
    has very little merit.

    In and of itself, JAPHs don't really do a whole hellovalot.

    However, they demonstrate perl functionality in a very tight manner. Call it the Reader's Digest Abridged Version of perl.

    Also, if those more knowledgeable about perl respond with a "better" way of doing a JAPH (or anything, for that matter), it increases the overall knowledge of the poster.

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