import calendar as usual
StandardError is usual \
or not usual. month is long
try: not coerce
(help for me in range
(HN discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=375945)
The job I want:
$dollars++ while sleep(1);
When he talks, you get the feeling it are thoughts that should not be thought; like going crazy from seeing Cthulhu.
He's also the only person that I can think of who would seek to explain the concept of elementary particles being made of quarks using Mars bars as analogies. Right down to the fact that the sum of 3 of the masses of the small Mars bars slightly exceeds the mass of the large one - that right there is the binding energy!
For those who have not experienced him, Damian is hard to explain. For those who have experienced him, the full mind-bending reality is hard to remember. He's the only person about whom I say that if he's giving a presentation you go, just because it is Damian. Even if you don't know the topic. Even if you hate the topic. Even if you're bored by the topic. It is Damian. Go.
Agreed, it is well worth the risk of sanity loss. :-)
I was 12, I have a video game in Perl I wanted to modify (Frozen Bubble), I only knew shell. I did not have an Internet connection at home so I had to boy a book. So I bought Programming Perl 3rd edition, which had recently been released. And I read it. Front to back. Several times.
I probably wouldn't advise anybody to start programming by reading 1000+ pages of Larry Wall's prose. I do advise anybody serious about programming to read that book sometime. It is not only a book about a programming language. It is a book about the essence of software, or rather Larry Wall's vision of it, hidden behind a book about a programming language.
If I write code for a living today, it was in large part thanks to Larry Wall.
Was a real treat. A real nice humble guy. I posted in r/perl at the time. He's active in #perl6 on freenode, I believe.
It's a shame that he's had health issues.
(None is True) and False
for subject in [complex(True,False)]:
subject is not object
for certainty in [complex(False,True)]:
certainty is not Exception
certainty is not license
subject and certainty
reduce and coerce
coerce and reduce
while certainty.real: unexamined
for certainty in [complex(False,True)]:
return certainty is not certainty.real is not certainty
Will's Study is a room. The desk is here.
A hastily handwritten note is on it.
Description is "It's from your friend Shakespeare:
'I've gone to lunch. You'll have to write the sonnet.'"
Composing is an action applying to nothing.
The quill is a thing that is in the study.
Understand "write sonnet" as composing.
Description of the quill is "Old and cruddy".
Instead of composing when the player
has no quill, say "You have not got the quill."
Instead of composing, say "And... done. 'Heya',
says Will, returning. You say, 'Hello, Will!'
Says Shakespeare, 'Thank you for the time you've taken!
You really are a pal, Sir Francis Bacon.'"
The only thing I'd seen like this before was "Sunrise, Sunset" written in PHP. I know these things aren't new for many of you but I keep being surprised by the creativity I find.
kill them, dump qualms, shift moralities,
values aside, each one;
die sheep! die to reverse the system
you accept (reject, respect);
Here's the original USENET post:
For the record, I have met a few.
A little bit like when, as an Emacs user, I see a post on a really informative blog about their Vi configuration. Or at a conference when the speaker connects the computer -- "wtf, he use Windows!?" :-)
(And as a metal fan I mostly avoid the lyrics, it might destroy the music if they are too stupid. But I'm a wimp which listen mostly to technical death.)
Being a nerd, I am for example very partial to Vintersorg's album Cosmic Genesis (check out the song Algol ! ). (The singer, Andreas Hedlund, is actually a primary school teacher)
See (and hear) also the Irish band Primordial, who have great songs about Ireland. I've got goosebumps everytime I hear the chorus of "The Coffin Ships"  or the ending poem of "Death of the Gods" .
I could go on forever, but I'll mention three more bands, Vulture Industries for their very theatrical lyrics  and Solefald for the crazy and philosophical stuff . And finally, a personal favorite of mine, Behemoth's "The Youth Manifesto" . (Nergal, the lead singer and guitarist, is a fantastic lyricist and an incredible person)
I like my metal a bit less melodic. :-)
Meshuggah, Nile, Dillinger Escape Plan, etc. Not the extreme stuff (when Darkthrone's "Blaze in the northern sky" gave me a headache; then I knew I was at my limit :-) ).
Disclaimer: I do like lots of whining singer-songwriters and folk music (including Irish like Altan etc) too. Even Mary Gauthier!
It's valid Perl 3, but it is not supposed to do anything useful. The idea is simply to show how expressive you could be in the language.
(which post starts by quoting the Black Perl to put you in the mood :)