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On first looking into O'Reilly's Perl Bookshelf

by Tiefling (Monk)
on Jun 11, 2001 at 18:04 UTC ( #87490=poem: print w/replies, xml ) 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.

-----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.1 GAT d++ s:- a-- C++ UL P++ L++(+) E? W+(++) N+ o? K w+(--) !O M- V? PS+ PE- Y PGP- t+ 5 X+ R+++ tv- b+++ DI++++ D+ G+ e++ h!(-) y +? ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------

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