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Re: If I found the source code for the Universe, the first thing I'd do:

by BrowserUk (Patriarch)
on Nov 01, 2016 at 14:00 UTC ( #1175067=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to If I found the source code for the Universe, the first thing I'd do:

Re-write the section of code responsible for producing my timeline, so that I came back in my early 20s, whilst remembering everything I know now.

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Re^2: If I found the source code for the Universe, the first thing I'd do:
by perldigious (Priest) on Nov 01, 2016 at 15:21 UTC

    You may want to include a subroutine that gets called to supply you with more wealth/resources whenever you run too low. That way you can focus on things that interest you entirely without the daily minutia of getting by in modern society distracting you. I don't know about you, but I was dirt poor and drowning in student loans back in my early twenties. :-)

    Just another Perl hooker - will code for food
      supply you with more wealth/resources whenever you run too low

      I firmly believe that if I knew back then, what I know now, the money would have taken care of itself. Or not :)


      With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority". I knew I was on the right track :)
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

        I firmly believe that if I knew back then, what I know now, the money would have taken care of itself.

        I'd be foolish to disagree, but I think life would be so much simpler if:

        my $goal = "what is to be accomplished?"; my @tasks = qw( all the necessary steps to get there ); if ( absolutely_necessary($goal) ) { do work(@tasks) or die "$!, but the rest of us forge on"; } elsif ( want_to_accomplish($goal) ) { do work(@tasks); }

        Could be reduced to:

        my $goal = "what is to be accomplished?"; my @tasks = qw( all the necessary steps to get there ); do work(@tasks) if ( want_to_accomplish($goal) );

        Everybody writes their own sub work and sub want_to_accomplish of course. I suppose even sub absolutely_necessary is subjective in part, but there is apt to be a great deal of commonality there. Besides, isn't completely eliminating it a nice thought? The disappearance of the or die is a nice (or possibly horrifying?) thought too. :-)

        Just another Perl hooker - will code for food

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