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José Castro
February 1, 2005 10:10
Re: "Secret" operators
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* Jeff Yoak ( wrote:
> > eskimo usage:   perl -ne '}{print $.'
> This is wonderfully deranged.  I haven't seen it before, but it was
> immediately clear what it does.
> > goatse usage:   perl -e '$_="zbrughau";$b=()=/u/g;print $b'
> This is probably even more wonderfully deranged as it *isn't* clear what
> it does, even after running it.  Can you explain this one?  And also,
> what does the name "goatse" mean?

You had to ask about the name, didn't you? :-)

See the explanation here:

You can follow this link safely (it's a perlmonks node), but a word of
caution: in that thread, a guy explains the origin of the name, and
provides another link... for the love of god, *do not* follow that
link!!! :-)



Jose Alves de Castro <>

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