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If programming languages were movie genres, Perl would be:

by Eily (Monsignor)
on May 01, 2020 at 10:08 UTC ( #11116307=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on If programming languages were movie genres, Perl would be:

Fantasy
[bar] 8/5%
Sci-fi
[bar] 28/16%
Historical
[bar] 12/7%
Horror
[bar] 15/8%
Zombies
[bar] 9/5%
Romance
[bar] 7/4%
Mystery
[bar] 22/12%
Thriller
[bar] 13/7%
Adult
[bar] 10/6%
Drama
[bar] 6/3%
Comedy
[bar] 13/7%
Crime
[bar] 4/2%
War
[bar] 4/2%
A combination of the above
[bar] 26/15%
177 total votes
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Re: If programming languages were movie genres, Perl would be:
by Discipulus (Abbot) on May 02, 2020 at 09:38 UTC
    Thriller: Perl is a very dense language as dense of events a thriller has to be. Perl is so concise to be similar to a short thriller movie, worth the Oscar in its category ;)

    In my bibliotheca I maintain a section dedicated to fun, which contains:

    just for fun (please do not feel offended, humor is humor..): if programming laguages were religions or cars other cars or car pictures or women or boats or drinks or bands or philosophers or natural language?

    L*

    There are no rules, there are no thumbs..
    Reinvent the wheel, then learn The Wheel; may be one day you reinvent one of THE WHEELS.
Re: If programming languages were movie genres, Perl would be:
by perldigious (Priest) on May 01, 2020 at 13:22 UTC

    Adult: "Baby, I'd like say that you have such fine methods with such nice curves around your parameters that you have my arrow notation pointed straight at them, but you're way too classy for that sort of objectification." :-)

    Just another Perl hooker - My clients appreciate that I keep my code clean but my comments dirty.
Re: If programming languages were movie genres, Perl would be:
by Perlbotics (Bishop) on May 01, 2020 at 18:12 UTC

    Documentary. A kind of Woodstock-like hippie report.

Re: If programming languages were movie genres, Perl would be:
by CountZero (Bishop) on May 13, 2020 at 11:13 UTC
    There is so much magic going on that it must be some kind of High Fantasy genre of movie.

    CountZero

    A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

    My blog: Imperial Deltronics
Re: If programming languages were movie genres, Perl would be:
by Utilitarian (Vicar) on May 12, 2020 at 09:58 UTC
    Mystery,
    • intricate plotting
    • obvious once it's all over
    • relies heavily on knowledge of what's gone before

    print "Good ",qw(night morning afternoon evening)[(localtime)[2]/6]," fellow monks."
Re: If programming languages were movie genres, Perl would be:
by GrandFather (Sage) on May 13, 2020 at 06:10 UTC

    All the above: TIMTOWTDI

    Optimising for fewest key strokes only makes sense transmitting to Pluto or beyond

      All at the same time or all some time or another? I admit sometimes perl is a drama (altering perl4 code to deal with Unicode) sometimes it is comics (deciphering Golf), sometimes romance (love at first sight), sometimes documentary (an extract of useful data from a complicated logfile), sometimes infomercial (a graph of Covid19), sometimes a detective (digging for a Heisenbug), sometimes a thriller (will it be done in time) and so on and so on. But it is most often FUN!


      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

      Amazing explaination, "Which one can reprensent TIMTODAY?" "All."

Re: If programming languages were movie genres, Perl would be:
by Ratazong (Monsignor) on May 01, 2020 at 21:56 UTC
Re: If programming languages were movie genres, Perl would be:
by QM (Parson) on May 05, 2020 at 12:00 UTC
    Left out:
    • Musical
    • Documentary
    • Propaganda
    • Educational
    • Infomercial
    • Reality
    • Competition
    • Religious
    • Nature
    • DIY
    • Science
    • Serial
    • Soap Opera
    • Musical Performance
    • Stage Play
    • Sports

    -QM
    --
    Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

      Infomercial

      Coming soon to a cinema near you ... the blockbuster event of the summer ... it's

      HARRY POTTER AND THE SURPRISINGLY AFFORDABLE VACUUM CLEANER
        HARRY POTTER AND THE SURPRISINGLY AFFORDABLE VACUUM CLEANER
        You say that facetiously, perhaps, but I know of a startup whose goal isn't far from that mark, including retro-active product placement. Given the current lockdown and streaming context...

        -QM
        --
        Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

        There's the obvious Perl-FlexTape possibilities, too . . .

        The cake is a lie.
        The cake is a lie.
        The cake is a lie.

Re: If programming languages were movie genres, Perl would be:
by karlgoethebier (Monsignor) on May 04, 2020 at 08:29 UTC

    チャンバラ

    «The Crux of the Biscuit is the Apostrophe»

    perl -MCrypt::CBC -E 'say Crypt::CBC->new(-key=>'kgb',-cipher=>"Blowfish")->decrypt_hex($ENV{KARL});'Help

      I'm a bit of a junkie when it comes to older American/Italian Westerns and older Japanese Samurai movies, I watch so many of them that they sort of blur together after awhile and I have trouble even remembering the exact titles. Most modern ones tend to fall kind of short in my opinion... I guess my take is that as production value and movie making technology increased, the actual plot and storytelling declined.

      That said, I really enjoyed the fairly recently made When the Last Sword is Drawn. There are some cultural specific aspects that will likely seem awkward to non-Japanese audiences, but if anyone is a fan of such movies I'd highly recommend checking it out.

      Just another Perl hooker - My clients appreciate that I keep my code clean but my comments dirty.

        There is only Ichi-san for me :-)


        The way forward always starts with a minimal test.
Re: If programming languages were movie genres, Perl would be:
by Lady_Aleena (Curate) on May 23, 2020 at 00:47 UTC

    Adventure fantasy where one must look for the components of the magic item in various mystical places and pass challenges in some cases. Invariably some of what is needed has to be created. Each time, it is an epic quest.

    My OS is Debian 10 (Buster); my perl version is 5.28.1.

    No matter how hysterical I get, my problems are not time sensitive. So, relax, have a cookie, and a very nice day!
    Lady Aleena

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