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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 ( #1175071=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

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. :-)

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Re^3: If I found the source code for the Universe, the first thing I'd do:
by BrowserUk (Patriarch) on Nov 01, 2016 at 15:31 UTC
    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 :)


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      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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