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Re: First CPAN Joke Module

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Ian Phillipps
November 18, 2001 22:18
Re: First CPAN Joke Module
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On Sat, 17 Nov 2001 at 20:44:28 -0500, Michael G Schwern wrote:

> sh2perl goes back even further than that, though not as a fully
> functioning program.  The mythological sh2perl program was one that
> would email your shell program to either comp.lang.perl (back when
> there was *only* comp.lang.perl) or Tom Christiansen.

In reply to some query on c.l.p. (about perl program generators, maybe),
I remember posting a joke perl program-generator (not module) in,
perhaps, 1990 which invited you to select a function for a program. All
it did if you ran it was post to c.l.p. with a title of "I don't think
perl can $title", with Followups-to 'poster'. In those days, such a
posting would invariably get responses showing that perl *could* do it.
Now everyone knows that, so they don't bother :-) I don't think anyone
ran it, but I did get a couple of appreciative responses.  It wasn't
April 1, just a quick hack, but I took the trouble to make sure it
worked.  Sorry, lost in the mists of time.


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