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Golf reviewed in NTK

Bob Wilkinson
March 22, 2002 11:32
Golf reviewed in NTK
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sufficiently advanced technology : the gathering

THE PERL REVIEW is certainly *not* the open source
replacement for the excellent Perl Journal, currently
embedded as a trophy supplement in SysAdmin magazine. Oh no.
But what it currently *is* is the St. Andrews of PERL GOLF.
Perl Golf is the ancient recreation of Perl Monks and
Fun-With-Perl subscribers, whereby competitors seek to
whittle down an executable solution to a challenge to the
minimum number of (key)strokes. It's not quite obfuscation,
and it's not quite RSA-in-1-line-of-perl, but it is fun.

The next round of official Perl Golf at The Perl Review course
starts on April 1st, but with their handy utilities, you can
play your own round whenever you want. PGAS is an
XMLRPC-driven  Perl Golf Administration System, and
Games::Golf is the Perl golf test suite: with both, even the
humblest Perl Monastery can devise and manage a few rounds.
Add in the cultural traditions and rules that the Review
did finally settle upon (like 'BoB', the pacesetting imaginary
ubergolfer, who is played by the Judges using the best ideas
from all current contributions), and you've got the most fun
you can have while still giving Bertrand Meyer a coronary.
Fore! - Conway gets a -20 handicap - tradition! - tips for course designers

Don't worry about avoiding temptation -- as you grow older, it starts
avoiding you.
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