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Valentine's Day Perl Haiku Winners Announced

posted by pudge on 2004.02.11 22:59   Printer-friendly
ActiveState writes "Forget sonnets for your sweetheart. For a real display of passion, find out the winners of ActiveState's first annual 'Why I Love Perl' Haiku Contest, where devoted programmers express their love for one of the web's most popular programming languages. ActiveState's Perl development team selected the top three entries in the categories 'Best Haiku About Perl' and 'Best Haiku Written in Perl'. Prizes included licenses for ActiveState's Perl programming bundle ASPN Perl, featuring Komodo Professional Edition, and cool ActiveState gear. Check out all the entries on the ActiveState Programmer Network (ASPN)." Read on for the winners.

Grand Prize Winners:

Ed Snoeck, Best Haiku About Perl

ugliness that grows
into beauty inside of
your favorite shell

James Tilley, Best Haiku Written in Perl

no less can I say;
require strict, close attention
while you ... write haiku

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  • The funny thing was that I didn't know any of the names shown, and there sure seemed like a lot of duplicates. Plus, there was a Dishonorable Mention for this entry:

    Unreadable code,
    Why would anyone use it?
    Learn a better way.

    Here's why I use it: Because I can write a program to summarize the winners on the web page in 5 minutes.

    use WWW::Mechanize;
    my $mech = WWW::Mechanize->new( autocheck => 1 );

    $mech->get( "" );

    my @names = ($m



  • No good enrty found
    Most are not even haiku
    Andy uses Mech