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Here are two edited conversations that recently took place on Freenode's #perl
channel and which I added to my fortunes' collection:
I am rindolf. They should be somewhat amusing and hopefully they can start an
interesting conversation here.
<ferret> LeoNerd: That was one of the first blobs of Java I wrote,
it's allowed to be even more verbose and convoluted than
Java normally is. ;P
<rindolf> ferret: link?
<ferret> /las Cat.java
<rindolf> ferret: an implementation of the UNIX "cat" program in
<ferret> Actually, specifically the GNU cat program, and only a
<rindolf> ferret: oh.
<rindolf> ferret: how many lines did it take?
* f00li5h heads off to #codegolf and tries to convince them to
allow java submissions
<ferret> rindolf: It's mostly argument parser.
<rindolf> ferret: I once implemented a parser for a subset of the
Bourne Shell args, in really hideous ANSI C.
<rindolf> f00li5h: good luck.
<rindolf> f00li5h: Java Golf...
<f00li5h> yeah, for sure!
<rindolf> Java Golf would be longer than a non-Golfed Perl program.
<f00li5h> rindolf: this is true
<rindolf> f00li5h: COBOL Golf!
The Pyramid of Code Golf on Freenode's #perl
<pasteling> "struggling intern" at 126.96.36.199 pasted "Here it
is.." (220 lines, 5.7K) at
<strugglingintern> there it goes...
<rindolf> strugglingintern: oh my god!
<rindolf> strugglingintern: this code looks really bad.
<rindolf> strugglingintern: if ($records eq 0 ) - don't you
want ($records == 0)?
<rindolf> strugglingintern: do you have unit tests?
<rindolf> strugglingintern: and you should factor it better.
<rindolf> strugglingintern: and possibly use Template Toolkit
<rindolf> strugglingintern: and you may have some
HTML-injection (or XSS) problems.
<Ani-_> rindolf: and probably SQL injection problems.
<rindolf> Ani-_: indeed!
<Ani-_> strugglingintern: really, ask them to review that
code when they get back.
<strugglingintern> I appreciate it anyway
<rindolf> strugglingintern: how long have you been
<strugglingintern> hah, about 3 months
<strugglingintern> This isn't all my code ;)
<strugglingintern> I'll look into it
<strugglingintern> Thanks guys (and gals).
<rindolf> strugglingintern: you're welcome.
<strugglingintern> not my choice ;)
<strugglingintern> it's my 3rd week here :)
<rindolf> Amazing how much more experienced programmers can
tell a code is bad from a quick glance.
<rindolf> It's a bit scary.
<Ani-_> nothing amazing about it. It's called skill. :)
<The_SB> yeh even I can tell it by a look
<ology> It's not scary or amazing at all.
<ology> It is called experience!
<Ani-_> rindolf: what do you find scary?
<Ani-_> rindolf: that experienced programmers can tell it?
Or the code itself?
<Ani-_> I would disagree on the first one but agree on the
<rindolf> Ani-_: no, that I'm so experienced.
<rindolf> Ani-_: I hope I don't sound out as a snob.
<ology> narcissism is fun
<rindolf> I should get a life.
<rindolf> Get a girlfriend, go to movies.
<rindolf> Instead all I do is write Perl.
<rindolf> And chat about writing Perl.
<Ikarus> a life, tried that, didn't mix with me
-- Scary Perl Expertise on Freenode's #perl
Shlomi Fish shlomif@...
If it's not in my E-mail it doesn't happen. And if my E-mail is saying
one thing, and everything else says something else - E-mail will conquer.
-- An Israeli Linuxer