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Don't format my code
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by dmitri
on Feb 26, 2016 at 15:35
    If you take perltidy to my code,
    Я тебя поймаю и прибью, урод!
Happy Monkday
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by chacham
on Oct 27, 2015 at 10:38

    Today when i logged in,
    My clicking yet to begin,
    Today is a fun day,
    It said, "Happy Monkday!!1!"
    I was welcomed with a grin.

    To say it with such elation,
    That's the points of exclamation,
    Enclosing a number 1,
    A shift, meant for fun,
    The key to successful formation.

    "You've been here 4 stimulating years."
    The numeric pun, leaves me in tears,
    (It'd be better to double,
    But that's too much trouble),
    The Monastery, where monks are your peers.

    It warns me, "Don't panic!"
    (Do they think that i'm manic?)
    The greeting was cursory
    It's just an anniversary
    And the greeting is pleasantly organic.

My Perl
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by Anonymous Monk
on Oct 25, 2015 at 21:39
    Print ("I Love Perl");
Pearls of wisdom
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by Naren87
on Sep 11, 2015 at 02:08
    I learnt perl when I felt dumb, // .
    c++, java just made me numb, // .
    as I mastered, I got a thumb, //  .
    now I am picking the PEaRLs of wisdom.
Idling in #perl
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by dmitri
on Jul 28, 2015 at 22:36
    while (each %day) { join #perl wait && wait && wait; sleep 60 * 60 * int(rand(7)); }
How sad.
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by BrowserUk
on Jul 01, 2015 at 01:29

    How sad it is to see, the he that is not me, become the thing that he has long decried.
    The annuated bore, crying for what went before; those lost days of his rose tinted youth.

    So blind he cannot see, his own bigotry; his intolerance of those with whom he disagrees.
    He thinks he is the man; he thinks he has a plan, to suppress the source of his jealousy.

    Although he tries to hide, whilst he is being snide, to protect his once held reputation.
    It doesn't take ESP, to see that it is he, despite his lukewarm refutation.

    With his naughties: "Hate MS" meme; and linux everywhere dream; he doesn't realise, what he has become.
    Despite his tender age, he's really turned the page; now both a dinosaur, and utterly dumb.

A familiar mantra
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by belg4mit
on Jun 21, 2015 at 13:21
Perl sweet Perl
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by hda
on Jun 16, 2015 at 15:21
    Long ago, with Fortran 77
    using old unglamorous computer
    I cut my programming teeth
    totally unpretentious
    but nicely real and free

    In discovering Perl long after
    I soared high, far and glad,
    with scalars, arrays and hashes,
    PDL and CPAN gave me fantasy
    and serious wings to fly

    I then left home
    don't know exactly why
    flirting with other languages,
    only to come back, older and tired
    to my and yours faithful Perl

    In coming back to this realm
    among penguins and camels
    I finally find the peace and light
    among you wise and gentle monks
    in this one, that I can truly call
    my natural and only home

Happy families
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by chacham
on May 21, 2015 at 13:48

    I love OOP, You love C,
    C++'s family.
    All the classes made it seem,
    That i would love this language stream.

    I love OOP, You love Perl,
    Let's take Moose out for a whirl,
    All the symbols make it seem,
    It only takes a package stream.

You work and you learn
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by chacham
on Apr 30, 2015 at 09:55

    I spent hours and hours on what not to see,
    (To extend Ignored Users, specifically,)
    So that it would work in last hour of cb
    And then ambrus responded with simplicity.

    I tried using javascript, with Greasemonkey installed,
    For "editing scripts", it's normally called,
    With testing and googling, i was enthralled,
    Then a Perl Monks Discussion, to show what i scrawled.

    But, .chatfrom_<some digits>, when i took a peek,
    I mistakenly thought, was to keep it unique,
    Corion explained, ambrus's critique,
    It's the monk's node id, and not that oblique.

    You work and you learn, even when it's for naught,
    And look on with pride, when you see what you wrought,
    Though the answer is different than i previously thought,
    I'm happy i did it, i reached what i sought.


    Update: 4th stanza, 1st line, changed "all is" to "it's".

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