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Keeping Friends with...

by Polyglot (Friar)
on May 18, 2009 at 12:29 UTC ( #764643=poem: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Secret Perl

"A friend in need's a friend indeed,"

...Or so the story goes.

My friends, I find, all ask for speed,

And so 'tis Perl I chose.

They want their list of words just so,

Or have a file fixed;

And so to Perl I go and go,

Whilst Windows has been 'nixed.

My friends all wonder "How is that?"

"How did you do so well?"

And should I say Perl's where it's at?

Or should I never tell?



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Re: Keeping Friends with...
by missingthepoint (Friar) on May 19, 2009 at 00:43 UTC

    That made me smile - nice play on words there: Whilst Windows has been 'nixed.

    undef $lunches{free}
      missingthepoint...Well, I guess that is one place where you did not live up to your user name. :)

      You know, as of today, this has become my most popular node. I would not have guessed there would be so much appreciation and/or interest in poetry on a forum primarily composed of programmers. Perhaps, programming being almost a form of poetry sometimes, I should have known better.

      Thank you all!



        Perhaps Larry being a linguist helps. Though I'm not sure he foresaw Black Perl... :)

        ... and no problem. I appreciated this.

        The zeroeth step in writing a module is to make sure that there isn't already a decent one in CPAN. (-- Pod::Simple::Subclassing)
Re: Keeping Friends with...
by Anonymous Monk on May 25, 2009 at 16:12 UTC
    i think there is something in the poem. It is unfinished yet the content is deep and well done but it still needs more to it.
Re: Keeping Friends with...
by toyota (Initiate) on Jun 22, 2009 at 19:09 UTC
    To perl or to PHP that is the question,
    Ajax or MYSQL is the question.
    Girls love shiny Perls so do we.
      Just noticed your made me smile.

      Do we love the perls or the "Perl Girls?" :)



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