package Earth;sub Greet{ %_=('Y','~');$_='$;=!(Middle Earth.age~~~<Eart~~~~~~~~~~~~~h .age)?!(defined$ti~~~~~~~~~~~mez~~~On e[2])?!(push@time~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Zone,loc ~altime())?rotation?~~~~~~~~~~~~~q~~?The Worl ~~d?:q:[\w]::q=[\~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~d~a-f]=:q?..~~ ~~~?:q:.:;"42b3d3~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~728656c6c6f6 ~~~~~0277f627c64672~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~b3072796e647 ~~~~~~~42b3b3rg7d"=Ym~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\$;~~*\;p~~~~u ~~~~~~~~~sh@_,$&;bless~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~$c~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~o~ntine~~~~~nt~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~s=\~~~~~~~$~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~pangaea~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~;{l~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ocal@_;local$; ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~="o~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cean";$^A=(defi ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~n~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ed$continents)? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(vec(~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~$;, YYsplit(\' ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\',${\$;}~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~)%3,YYsplit( ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~q??,$;)**2-~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(($;=Ytr/oa ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~eiu//)**2))=~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~=28160)?q: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.::q?!?:\'?~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\';}$^A=Ys ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~:\Q.\E:pack(~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~\'h*\',j ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~oin(q(),~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~grep{$_= ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ym,$,,}~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~split(" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~",@_~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~[0])) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~):e~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~gexe ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~;$d~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~="s ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ort~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<= ~~~~~~~~~~~~>,~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~YY ~~~~~~~~~~~@_~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~"~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~';; s,(~|\r|\n|\s),,g;s.Y.\x7e.g; eval};Greet;'the world';

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Re: hello world
by makar (Novice) on Feb 17, 2004 at 04:53 UTC
    How mean, we beginners just figure out how to write the "hello world" script the normal way, and you come along as Mr. Fancypants and ruin our noobie fun! Thanks a lot!

    I kid of course, this is both a really cool script and a rather funny joke. Great work!
Re: hello world
by FordPrefect (Initiate) on Feb 16, 2004 at 09:06 UTC
    Wow, nice. I like.
Re: hello world
by Grygonos (Chaplain) on Feb 16, 2004 at 14:34 UTC
    Wow....just ... could make a poster out of that and sell quite a few i bet.


      Nah, not a poster, a T-Shirt! ;)


      All code is usually tested, but rarely trusted.
        A T-Shirt of this would rock. And it'd save me the trouble of stapling multiple posters together to wear. :) Very cool script!
Re: hello world
by pelagic (Priest) on Feb 16, 2004 at 09:11 UTC
    Well done, jbware!

    I can resist anything but temptation.
Re: hello world
by csuhockey3 (Curate) on Feb 16, 2004 at 19:33 UTC
    Wow -- that's unreal. Nice job!

Re: hello world
by perliff (Monk) on Apr 16, 2009 at 08:23 UTC
    mr. jbware... this has to be the most interesting hello world i have ever seen in years... uff.. you have made my day... i am not a "hello world" freak, in that i am almost sick to death of looking at language books writing this 2 word incantation (if you will).. but this work of art you have created... wunderbar!
    "with perl on my side"