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-Greetings;

I double-vote on Helensburgh Tablet being a programmers fuel, many a nights I've spent chowin' it down.

My grandmother emigrated from Helensburgh (Scotland) back in the '70s and is hailed as one of the finest Tablet makers ever... And the quality goods are worth their weight in pure caffeine.

JP who doesn't get Tablet anymore since he emigrated to the US,
- Alexander Widdlemouse undid his bellybutton and his bum dropped off --

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Re: Re: How I Created a Catalan-English Dictionary from a Spanish-English Dictionary Using Only String::Approx and Approximately 500 grams of Scots Tablet
by Willard B. Trophy (Hermit) on Oct 18, 2002 at 04:08 UTC
    You could try making it; it's really easy. Or get someone local to feel sorry for you, point them to the recipe, and they can make it -- I've actually had that happen for homesick Scots expats.

    I've toyed with adding a couple of shots of espresso to the mix for the ultimate sugar/fat/caffeine hit, but that would be overkill. Since I don't eat chocolate, all pleas for me to make chocolate coated tablet have been ignored.

    If the Perl programming doesn't work out, I could always start up in confectionery. The dictionary staff in two continents are hooked, and I have several addicts in Toronto.pm...

    (did I say I was the person who got Perl into the Collins English Dictionary?)

    --
    foreach(split('',"\3\3\3c>\0>c\177cc\0~c~``\0cc\177cc")) {$_=unpack('B8',$_);tr,01,\40#,;print$_,"\n";}##IYDKINT!

      Greetings;

      You could try making it; it's really easy.
      I think you must have some kind of "EZ-Tablet" recipe, because I've tried making my grandmothers Tablet and all I can get is toffee :P

      JP,
      -- Alexander Widdlemouse undid his bellybutton and his bum dropped off --

        You are lucky you got toffee. My first attempt looked like the contents of a cat box. I'm afraid I can't magic you up a Scots::Tablet module, but the recipe I posted has been tried and approved by numpties the world over.

        --
        foreach(split('',"\3\3\3c>\0>c\177cc\0~c~``\0cc\177cc")) {$_=unpack('B8',$_);tr,01,\40#,;print$_,"\n";}##IYDKINT!