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Re: Dreaming about Perl

by mojotoad (Monsignor)
on May 01, 2002 at 19:00 UTC ( #163341=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Dreaming about Perl

All I can say is be glad that you're dreaming about Perl rather than Tetris. <shudder>

Back in school I used to dream in code and equations, depending on what I was studying at the moment. I tried my darndest one morning to integrate the alarm clock, knowing for sure that if I concentrated hard enough and figured out that integral, the infernal thing would pipe down.

It is a weird feeling, that's for sure -- at the time it makes perfect sense, too. You're lucky if the solution you came up with really was lucid.


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Re: Re: Dreaming about Perl
by erikharrison (Deacon) on May 01, 2002 at 23:31 UTC

    Back when learning Perl, I was hacking away at a parser for some data generated by someone elses CGI program. I was doing it in my sleep. As the regexes got harrier and harrier I tried harder to beat them down. I found it hard to apply a regex to this one string of data, which was in fact aural, not textual . . .I figured if I could s/\Abeep\E// then the alarm would shut off. It made some much sense, that I continues to deal with the alarm clock as a pattern to match against as I dressed. It wasn't for an hour till I realized I needed to turn it off.

Re: Re: Dreaming about Perl
by nefertari (Chaplain) on May 02, 2002 at 08:23 UTC
    I dreamed about Tetris, when I was younger. I loved the Tetris i had, because it wasn't too fast. In the highest level it was hard, but not unplayable. But it had a bug, the score was a 16bit signed int, so you could have negative scores, but they were bigger than the positives, so my best score was -6. (The ugly thing was, that you got 100 points, when a line vanished, and more than once i had +100 or so. Back to dreaming: I remember seeing the stones falling down before falling asleep.

    Until now i never dreamt about perl, but i remember dreaming about math. And the ugly way: "This inequality is wrong." (It was right, a very bad thought, if you wake up in the morning and think this about the exercises that are due today.)

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