|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Read the book...while out-of-reach of the net.
Typed in the code.
Didn't get a t-shirt; didn't even get the code to pass -c but didn't get any useful info by adding strict, warnings, diagnostics, etc. ad nauseum.Proofread... repeatedly. To no avail. (Remember: the one-eyed man is king in a world of the blind)
Lo and behold: your wiki ref led me eventually to a Stevenson site where I found this:
13. Hey, the perl script doesn't work! What's the deal?
And following a few links further, http://www.ciphergoth.org/crypto/solitaire/perl-sol and http://www.ciphergoth.org/crypto/solitaire/c-sol.c
Update 20100704: added link to Stevenson's errata in para beginning "Lo and...."
In reply to Re^2: The science fiction writer who most personifies Perl is: