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August 9, 2002 01:09
Re: Reflections
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En op 09 augustus 2002 sprak Stephen Turner:
> Ah yes, the good old "luck" approach!

The what the $#?!!?? -- that can't possibly work approach.
But it does, and the test program is sound, so it must be right.
I have used this so often, I feel like applying for a patent. :)

> By the way, isn't it incredibly annoying that there isn't
> a single Perl variable which defaults to 1?

Incredibly. This has been a flea in my ear many times.
In my Somersaulting camel program at:
I used "sleep!$%" instead of "sleep 1" to save quite a
few strokes, because !$% does not require sightly encoding,
while " 1" sightly encodes to: ('{'^'[').('^'^('`'|'/')).


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