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Perl's taking over my life. . . .

by CloneArmyCommander (Friar)
on Apr 28, 2004 at 21:19 UTC ( #348961=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Recently there was a posting called "Perl Hangover," and it made me notice something that has become a habit to me. This particular monk was talking about finding himself using perl comments and commands in JavaScript, something I am also guilty of. But, I was noticing that it doesn't stop there. I find myself taking notes in my classes using what I call Perl Shorhand, my notes are filled with perl code :). And I also caught myself placing perl code in e-mail subjects, so far my most creative one is one to a friend of mine who keeps asking my advice, it's use common::sense; :). Is there anyone else who does this :)?

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Re: Perl's taking over my life. . . .
by flyingmoose (Priest) on Apr 28, 2004 at 21:55 UTC
    my advice: please seek professional help.

    Though I will admit, amongst the few Perl-capable folks I work for, usage of s/foo/bar/g in IM is pretty common shorthand. Such as when decoding manager-speak: s/fire-drill/cluster****/g or s/manage-expectations/admit-we-are-screwed/g

      This seems to go beyond Perl or Unix, I've seen s/typpo/correction/ on IRC, chatrooms and other places, though only done by technoids.


        Who do you think they learned it from! :)
Re: Perl's taking over my life. . . .
by leriksen (Curate) on Apr 29, 2004 at 04:10 UTC
    Slightly related, one day I'll perfect my sig below and write the 'package brain' module, so we can all ...

    use brain;

    use warnings;use strict;use brain;

      Such a package should never be created. That way you can still follow such a path:

      C:\>perl -Mbrain Can't locate in @INC (@INC contains: ...). BEGIN failed--compilation aborted.
        flyingmoose@moosecomp:/tmp$ perl -MBrain::Positronic died: 3rd law of robotics violation at eval line 5150
Re: Perl's taking over my life. . . .
by theorbtwo (Prior) on Apr 29, 2004 at 10:30 UTC

    Shouldn't that be Sense::Common?

      As opposed to what? Sense::Uncommon? Sense::Non?

      We are the carpenters and bricklayers of the Information Age.

      Then there are Damian modules.... *sigh* ... that's not about being less-lazy -- that's about being on some really good drugs -- you know, there is no spoon. - flyingmoose

        Yes. For that matter, Sense::Sixth, Sense::Smell. :: should be used for heighercial relationships, with the least specific part leftmost.

        Warning: Unless otherwise stated, code is untested. Do not use without understanding. Code is posted in the hopes it is useful, but without warranty. All copyrights are relinquished into the public domain unless otherwise stated. I am not an angel. I am capable of error, and err on a fairly regular basis. If I made a mistake, please let me know (such as by replying to this node).

Re: Perl's taking over my life. . . .
by zentara (Archbishop) on Apr 29, 2004 at 19:51 UTC
    Didn't you read the disclaimer when you installed Perl?

    Any "Perl-train-of-thought" lasting more than 4 hours, requires immediate medical attention.

    Help me nurse, for god's sake help me :-).

    I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth. flash japh
      I'm guessing some of our non-US friends have not seen the TV commercial you are talking about, else the "4-hour" joke should have a reputation of about 500 by now. LMAO.
        I'm guessing some of our non-US friends have not seen the TV commercial

        I'm guessing that might not be limited only to non-US friends. I live in Ohio, and I haven't seen a TV commercial in years. TV is too boring to be worth my time. (Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm in the middle of a Bruce Schneier book and am also still in the process of digesting A12 and someday intend to get back to that Hofstadter book I've almost finished, and I really ought to upload an update to my module one of these days...)

        ;$;=sub{$/};@;=map{my($a,$b)=($_,$;);$;=sub{$a.$b->()}} split//,".rekcah lreP rehtona tsuJ";$\=$;[-1]->();print
Re: Perl's taking over my life. . . .
by l3nz (Friar) on Apr 29, 2004 at 18:10 UTC
    Frankly, son, you'd better try and control it. People will think you are a weirdo. When I was a kid I scribbled around in pseudo assembler, even in the letters I wrote to girls (so were the Dark Ages of assembly programming) . Guess what, I never had much of a success. Try and go out more, Perl is a beautiful creature, but life is something different and I'd daresay quite better.

      ...Perl is a beautiful creature, but life is something different and I'd daresay quite better.

      Heresy! That's heresy I tell you! ;-)

      Well, I was slightly exagerating :). The only people who wind up with letters written in Perl are my best friend, and that's because it amuses him :). He has this idea that perl is difficult, so he's impressed with any small code that I can spit out :).

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