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Rotating Quine (mamememo.blogspot.com)
116 points by anathem on Sept 6, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 7 comments

For many, quine = young woman

If you've ever been to Aberdeen, the one in Scotland, then you'll know that they have a very distinctive accent. They also have a wide ranging, and pretty much universally used dialect called Doric.


Doric has some fabulous words. Quine, which is in common use, is not really one of them, I'd say, but here's a decent list, and remember this is how the taxi driver will talk to you when you get of the plane/train:


He'll probably say: Far y'ga'ahn?

For the record, a boy is a loon, and a bloke is a teuchter, a great word you hear all the time.

But what the heck a rotating quine is, I have no idea.


In computing, a quine is a computer program which produces a copy of its own source code as its only output.

If it helps, "quine" here sounds like "wine," not "queen."

Check out Endoh's fantastic Rubykaigi presentation: http://mamememo.blogspot.com/2010/08/rubykaigi-2010.html.

He shows, among other things, ASCII-art quines with background music, and a hello world program in Ruby with only underscores.

I'm dumbfounded. That is literally the most beautiful code I've ever seen.

  (lambda (x) (x x))(lambda (x) (x x))

So it is using the value of v to generate the next world map?

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