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Is garbage collection the end?

by awwaiid (Friar)
on Jun 27, 2000 at 00:05 UTC ( #19905=poem: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

undef $self;

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RE: Is garbage collection the end?
by redmist (Deacon) on Jun 28, 2000 at 16:41 UTC
    This made my day. It is simple, yet DEEPLY profound. What is self? How do you define YOURSELF? Is that possible? How can something define itself if it has never been defined in the first place? Once the self exists, can it ever cease to exist, or become any less defined?

    Can foo dictate the existence of foo? If foo undefines itself, it was never there to undefine itself in the beginning.

    redmist

      Amen brother. Thank you for understanding.

      --awwaiid
      As I trip along the path to enlightenment I gather bits and pieces of wisdom to help me along the way.

      I must say that this observation has helped in numerous ways of which I won't bother you with details. I will be passing this wisdom along to others that happen to be on a quest similar to mine. Thank you redmist

      --
      cyclone
JAPK (just another perl koan)
by mcwee (Pilgrim) on Jun 27, 2000 at 22:37 UTC
      Sorry, I'm a nitpicker.
      Guess it's my INTP personality.

      OO Koan:
      if( $forest{trees}[rand]->falls() and not $one->hears() ) { /sound/ ? true : false; }

      -- ar0n
        Yesh! Very cool. I'm not a very OO kinda guy, but I think this suits the koan nicely. (tangent: I learned a little Japanesse a time ago, and was really struck by how OO that language is. Coincidence? I think you've struck something of-the-essence here, son.)

        The Autonomic Pilot; it's FunkyTown, babe.

        I've been thinking and the Kloan should read: "...no one is there to hear it" So:
        if( $forest{trees}rand->falls() and !defined($forest{people}) { $_ =~ /sound/ ? true : false; }
RE: Is garbage collection the end?
by Adam (Vicar) on Jun 27, 2000 at 00:22 UTC
    That sounds rather suicidal awwaiid.

      Actually I was thinking more along the lines of reincarnation. After all... the memory doesn't just....

      Disappear.


      --awwaiid
        Ahhh a monkish post after all. :)
        Adam wonder's who voted -- on his previous post.

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