It’s Christmas weekend, so I’m allowed to give myself a little something. In this case, I’m eschewing the normal link dumps and concentrating on the greatest computer language of all time, Perl. I know I just lost 90% of you, and for that I’m sorry. For the rest of us — whoo-hoo!
If I didn’t lose you already, here’s something funny from the Perl documentation, about the creator of the language, Larry Wall:
1. Larry is always by definition right about how Perl should behave. This means he has final veto power on the core functionality. 2. Larry is allowed to change his mind about any matter at a later date, regardless of whether he previously invoked Rule 1.
Got that? Larry is always right, even when he was wrong.
An Obfuscated Perl program, along with commentary by its author, who wasn’t too happy to come in second place.
Find Perl on any operating system. I used this to better understand how Perl is set up on my Mac.
Want to write GUI applications in Perl? Use Perl/Tk.
Ubuntu Live CD release for different OSes. I can run Linux on my Mac without futzing with the hard drive this way.
And just for pure geek fun: Use Linux as a Windows screensaver.