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Journal of Allison (3003)

Tuesday October 15, 2002
01:22 PM


[ #8385 ]
A tip for writers: if you fall asleep while editing an article, don't keep making notes after you're asleep. A case in point:

"Beware the Perl 6 early-morning joggers."

Ummmm.... huh? Someone's been reading a bit too much Lewis Carroll, eh? :)

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  • Oh sure, criticize Perl's early-morning joggers without once mentioning the inherent limitations of Python's mid-evening power walkers! The fact is that Python is dependent on the gravitational constant remaining constant, while not only can Perl cope with differing values of big G, Damian even has a module that emulates gravitational constant changes for you. Just you try moving Python scripts between two machines using different values of big G and see whether you think early-morning joggers are so bad
    • ‘Twas bind, and the socketpair times
      Did glob and grep in the wait:
      All msgget were the binmode,
      And the map rand opendir.

      Beware the Perl 6 early-morning jogger!
      The shoes that trip, the skin that blinds!
      Beware the Java bowler, and shun
      The Ruby gymnast in tights!

    • Damian even has a module that emulates gravitational constant changes for you.

      Oh, it's much more general than that:

          package Inconstant;   

          sub import {   
              my ($T0, $class, $caller) = (time, shift, caller()."::");   
              (*{$caller."T"}, *{$caller."T0"}) = (sub(){time}, sub(){$T0});   
              do{ tie my($fn), $class; *{$caller.$_} = sub():lvalue{$fn} } for @_;