Sunday May 04, 2003
OpenHuitre; and perl in books
So I'm working on compiling (?:blead|maint)perl
on Open UNIX 8
, a.k.a. UnixWare
7.1.2, a.k.a. OpenHuître among some French hackers. This is quite
important since all Linux users will be forced to move to SCO in the near
;-) Anyway, that platform sucks. It's distributed with perl 5.004 by
default. And no decent shell. And ithreads compilation doesn't work.
Meanwhile, I'm still reading the Cryptonomicon, and what did I found
in the second volume ? a perl program. An obfuscated one. The typographs
got it wrong, though : end-of-lines are misplaced, there are spurious
whitespace (e.g. "= ~") and double quotes are
replaced by double single quotes. Did the english edition got it right ?