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Re^2: Looking for examples of well-written modules

by rdm (Hermit)
on Aug 27, 2004 at 02:36 UTC ( #386227=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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It has to be said.

If you want a truely meandering style no-one beats Edward Bulwer-Lytton, with his now infamous quote from Paul Clifford:
"It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents--except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness."

Now, as to the quality of that work...that is another matter.

-Reality might not get out of Beta today. (O.Timas, "Bot")
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Re^3: Looking for examples of well-written modules
by Cody Pendant (Prior) on Aug 27, 2004 at 04:52 UTC
    I think my quote from James still stands head and shoulders above those two examples.

    We're talking 932 characters, 165 words. George Eliot was positively monosyllabic in comparison.

    This is actually on-topic, because I used Lingua::EN::Sentence to parse the whole Gutenberg Edition of James' "The Golden Bowl" to find the longest sentence.

    I would happily re-write it in mock-Perl syntax, but after many readings, I still don't actually know where the clauses begin and end, let along what it actually means...

    =~y~b-v~a-z~s; print

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