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contentment, finally
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by silent11
on Oct 14, 2021 at 17:57

    i visit this site, about once a year

    nostalga burns bright, then fades into fear


    same questions posted, like back in the day

    chatterbox quiet, not much to say()


    life is a cycle, times they move fast

    but joy's found looking forward, not in the past


    I'm finally content, 2 decades hence

    resigned this will __END__, t'was quite the experience


    like your favorite module, lastly return true

    1; is so boring, end yours "with whatever you want to";


A pensive musing...
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by Polyglot
on Aug 31, 2021 at 09:55

    Perlimerick

    Perl, once my ally, threatens now to become my nemesis.
    Without her, perhaps, I'd be in line for a new genesis.
         But such is the enigma
         That she would bring such stigma
    And place me, unexpectedly, into such antithesis.

    Blessings,

    ~Polyglot~

fine as you go
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by Anonymous Monk
on Jun 23, 2021 at 06:01
    perl - what are you on about? me - you've led me so deep in the mire how are either of us to know? use lib '.'; use soandso; there happens to be a dirth of package soandso anywhere yet we merrily + whizz along
Regex On Your Tombstone?
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by McD
on May 19, 2021 at 10:15

    Hello Monastery - long time, no see.

    As the Brothers here grow old and gray (or grey, I suppose - TMTOWTDI), we must surely be contemplating the eternal.

    Leading me to wonder this morning... What's a good regular expression for your tombstone?

    Maybe:

    die "Normal termination" if /life$/;

    Share your best idea!

12 days of Perl?
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by johnaj
on Apr 29, 2021 at 22:03

    I've been working on an exercise to generate the English "Twelve days of Christmas song". So far, I've come up with the following:

    for(<DATA>){s/%/ing/;$_=($i++?$i-1+print" ":a)." $_";print"On the $i",(st,nd,rd)[$i-1]||th," day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: ",$t=$_.$t}__DATA__ partridge in a pear tree. turtle doves and French hens, call% birds, golden rings, geese a-lay%, swans a-swimm%, maids a-milk%, ladies danc%, lords a-leap%, pipers pip%, drummers drumm%,

    That generates the following text:

    My script is 343 bytes, which is better than zip and tar+gzip but worse than gzip:

    -rw-r--r-- 1 john john 294 May 1 13:29 12days.gz -rw-r--r-- 1 john john 343 Apr 30 04:00 12days.pl -rw-r--r-- 1 john john 370 May 1 13:30 12days.tar.gz -rw-r--r-- 1 john john 2169 May 1 13:29 12days.txt -rw-r--r-- 1 john john 439 May 1 13:30 12days.zip

    Does anybody have a shorter solution? For simplicity's sake, I've limited the challenge to digits rather than written numbers.

Binary Comedy -- 01 - 000001
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by Discipulus
on Apr 07, 2021 at 12:32
                                                                               to my father, sure of his pardon :)
    
    
    

    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.
@ISA happy memory
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by silent11
on Feb 10, 2021 at 19:18
    I don't post logged in,
    socials link to my handle.
    I return every few years,
    get filled with nostalgia.
    Now back to work,
    to do whatever.
    But not with my Perl,
    not today, and likely not ever.
the road ahead
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by Anonymous Monk
on Oct 14, 2019 at 04:25
    perl -le'$_=`perldoc -T perlfaq4`,s/^.*N;(.*?)E.*$/$1/s,print'
obfupoetry II
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by Discipulus
on Mar 21, 2019 at 04:46
    In occasion of first day of Spring* i give you the second issue of perl obfupoetry:

    How:to:forget:when:I:was:young: join ' had ', (glob'spr{a,e,i,o,u}ng')[2,4]; Now:I:get:in:the:middle:of: join ' and ', (glob'Y{i,a}n{,g}')[0,-1]; and:I:remember:it:was:a:bang: seek DATA,0,0;while(<DATA>){last if/DATA/; chomp&&print/:/?(join$",split':',$_):eval,$/} __DATA__

    L*

    (*)please do not reply with positivist comments about the exact first day of Spring: seasons always start in day 21: the notion is in my mind since..

    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.
The wise coder
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by hippo
on Jan 22, 2019 at 14:14
    The wise coder will never pipe grep into awk
    For unneeded processes cause neighbours to talk.
    The wise coder will never type cat file | foo
    Unless they want a UUoCA too.
    The wise coder will never discard output from backticks
    As that displays ignorance of better tactics.
    The wise coder won't shell out to grep, awk or sed
    Since no JAPH would be seen doing that, dead.

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