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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Ah. So that's what all the fuss was about - the Parrot team "borrowing" london.pm memes to make their projects seem cooler :)

    I confidently predict that the next two Parrot projects will be called "Buffy" and "Beer".

    • Re:Ponie by richardc (Score:1) 2003.07.09 8:10
      • Re:Ponie by Elian (Score:1) 2003.07.09 15:13
  • The proof is in the CPAN [cpan.org]:

    David Cantrell > Acme-Pony-1.1.2 > Acme::Pony
    Module Version: 1.1.2   Source  

    NAME
    SYNOPSIS
    DESCRIPTION
    DIAGNOSTICS
    AUTHOR
    COPYRIGHT

    NAME
    Acme::Pony - An encoding scheme for Silly People

    SYNOPSIS
    use Acme::Pony;

    print "Hello world";

    DESCRIPTION
    The first time you run a program under use Acme::Pony, the module removes all that nasty text stuff from your source file, turning it into a lovely ASCII-art rendition of a pony. In the spirit of other london.pm modules, the ASCII-art will consist entirely of the characters matching /[buffy]+/i, thus fulfilling Greg, Leon and Dave's fantasy of seeing Buffy riding a Pony.

    DIAGNOSTICS

    Can't pony '%s'
    Acme::Pony couldn't access the source file for modification.

    Can't unpony '%s'
    Acme::Pony couldn't access the source file for execution.

    AUTHOR
    David Cantrell

    This is based on Leon Brocard's 'Buffy' module and inspired by Damian Conway's brief talk on his Bleach module.

    Leon contributed the code for scaling a vector Pony and filling it, replacing the bitmap Pony from the previous versions.

    COPYRIGHT
    Copyright (c) 2001, David Cantrell. The Artistic Licence applies.

    I don't think I need to mention that Leon Brocard works for Fotango [fotango.com], and that Fotango owns up [fotango.com] to adding their share of silly libraries to CPAN.

    And now they've gotten to Larry Wall himself.... :-)

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  • Instead of a parrot icon for this story, use.perl.org should design a new pony icon? But what should the pony look like and what should it be doing? And should Buffy be riding it?

    Here is a possible ascii art pony image [cpan.org] (though you might say it looks more like a horse than a pony).

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