[Israel.pm] "The Cost of Newlines"
omerz at actcom.co.il
Sun Aug 7 06:58:40 PDT 2005
Run the following from shell:
perl -e 'print "\n"x1000000;' > your_personal_newline_repository
Then you'll have a nice supply of newlines for your future Perl scripts.
P.S.: Credit is due Jara Cimrman for freeing the entire Free World from
shortage of newlines.
On Sun, 2005-08-07 at 16:13 +0300, Shlomi Fish wrote:
> This is an edited conversation that took place on FreeNode's #perl. It
> happened after someone asked how he can do something in one line. I am
> "rindolf", but I think some of the messages by other people are funnier.
> <rindolf> sleeper: why are people obsessed with one-liners?
> <rindolf> It takes 3 lines - OMG what a disaster!
> <Botje> rindolf: newline prices went up again
> <rindolf> Botje: I buy my newlines in the black market
> <dabreegster> Botje: again? drat.
> * Botje reports rindolf to the newline police
> <dabreegster> Botje: I know about an... (underground) operation going on to
> pirate newlines.
> <rindolf> Botje: I bribed a few cops in the newline police, but nice
> <dabreegster> Botje: Some crazy guys are trying to free newlines from
> patents! They want to rid the market!
> * cursor gets called up to serve in the newline jury
> <rindolf> I think we need to start a campaign to lift all restrictions
> off newlines.
> <dabreegster> rindolf: La Resistance lives on!\n
> <Botje> I already stockpiled millions of newlines
> <dabreegster> Botje: We can have the one-liners destroyed by sundown
> <dabreegster> Not destroyed, but... TURNED INTO TWO-LINERS! Mwuhahaha!
> (This discussion on a slightly different topic had afterwards faded away, and
> some time later returned, with a slightly different theme.)
Jara Cimrman! He is one of the unsung geniuses--scientist, engineer,
inventor and literary critic.
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