I keep a few chickens in my backyard, and I think I once mentioned that I could code up chicken behaviour in half a page of perl. Well, my poetry is awful, but this compiles and runs happily with a standard perl distro.


use Carp qw/cluck/; my @chickens; sleep until $dawn; cluck $loudly until open $coop; exit $coop; chomp $food and accept($scraps,$seed); shift @straw, pop @eggs and cluck $more; until ($dusk) { seek($many,$worms,$bugs); join flock($other,@chickens) if split /from others/; tell WORLD,"sky is falling" if $airplane; } return 2,$coop and sleep until $dawn;

I can't believe I just posted that.