Every night after dinner, I brew a cup of tea (or on hot days, grab a cold one). I let it cool a little. I don't drink it quickly. As I sip from the cup, I read from the Camel. I don't rush that either. As soon as the tea is finished, the cover is closed. I call this daily practice "A cup of Perl".

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Re: A cup of Perl
by silent11 (Vicar) on Oct 12, 2002 at 02:08 UTC
    I read the Camel while on the toilet, what would you call that?


      A bowl of Perl?

        Or, possibly: A swirl of Perl.
      $|=1; perhaps? Or does that make too grand an assumption? ;)

      And I'm suprised nobody else thought of that...

      There is no emoticon for what I'm feeling now.

      A personal problem ;)
      Trying to parse log piles?
Re: A cup of Perl
by Aragorn (Curate) on Oct 13, 2002 at 17:25 UTC
    This can be taken to almost any subject you want. I do this with more general programming books. Examples of books I've done this with are Programming Pearls/More Programming Perls (Jon Bentley), Code Complete (Steve McConnell) and The Pragmatic Programmer (Andrew Hunt/Dave Thomas).

    These are relatively small books (apart from Code Complete), and consisting of multiple easily digested parts. You do a small part each day, and before you know it you've absorbed a lot of knowledge.

Re: A cup of Perl
by $Variable_B (Initiate) on Oct 12, 2002 at 03:54 UTC
    That sounds interesting. I have a similiar method. After I finish my homework I hit the Camel 'till 10:30PM then I set the alarm clock and turn the radio on to listen to and hit the sack. Do you happen to live in UK by any chance?

Re: A cup of Perl
by jordanh (Chaplain) on Oct 12, 2002 at 21:08 UTC

    I find your meditation pleasing. Too bad the effect had to be ruined, somewhat, by the juveniles among us.