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Write an aphorism using valid code (stackexchange.com)
22 points by yiedyie on Jan 24, 2014 | hide | past | web | favorite | 5 comments



Minimal and/or extensible languages like Forth, Lisp and Smalltalk are naturally fit for tomfoolery like this.

Although programming languages that are heavily inspired by natural language, like Perl[1] and more extremely COBOL and HyperTalk, are also apt at doing this for obvious reasons.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Perl

Black Perl produced no output, however.


Agreed, minimal languages like Q work really well.

any bird:`int$"hehand"=2^`int$"hebush"

(./) 2_iscomp:any 3,'s:"a",'"crowd"


Black Perl needs to be modified to return true :D


I like it :) But could a mod remove the /12328 from the end so it doesn't link to just one answer?


Actually I reposted it because before it had an obscure title and passed unnoticed, I changed the title and reposted it




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