|Syntactic Confectionery Delight|
On first looking into O'Reilly's Perl Bookshelfby Tiefling (Monk)
|on Jun 11, 2001 at 18:04 UTC||Need Help??|
Not perfect, by any means, but the muse was on me:
Much have I travelled in the realms of code,
And many froody sites and systems seen;
For long years only BASIC kept me keen,
As I have mentioned in another node.
Oft of one fine language hackers crowed,
Which good saint Larry ruled as his demesne;
Yet never did I grok what it might mean
Till I heard wisdom which from merlyn flowed:
Then felt I like some sage of magic Art
When some strange spell-book comes into his hand;
Or like Buzz Aldrin, when with pounding heart
He walked upon Selene - and every land
Watched those explorers' daring start
Silent, upon a distant lunar strand.
Tiefling, with apologies to John Keats, and to Randal's co-authors, whose names didn't fit.