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Yanick Champoux
January 19, 2006 08:26
Re: PBP (was: lost ...?)
Message ID:
45783. said:
> `/anick wrote:
>>    ... Well, except if reading Conway's excellent "Perl's Best
>> Practices" and realizing I'm breaking every single of his 256
>> commandments on a daily basis count as learning. In which case I do.
> Perhaps OT but having finished the PBP not too long ago and finding hardly
> any I couldn't live w/ (the bare 'else' aligned w/ the previous close
> curly - though I see his point), just curious if you are breaking them all
> due to disagreement or a  better way or, perhaps,  just out of spite ;->

   I'm breaking them all due to sheer inexperience, crass silliness
and just vanilla-plain unworthiness.

   My reading of each of the commandment, I found out,
follows a rigourous processus. I always punctuate the
disclosure of the commandment at hand with an outraged
"preposterous!". At around mid-section, it unavoidly morphs
into a "hmmm, I can see his point.. but it ain't for me. It
just doesn't jive with my vibes". By the time I've made
it to the end, though, it is rare indeed that I haven't
seen the light, donned the ritual sackcloth and ashes,
sworn to atone for my sins and to walk the straight and
narrow from now on.

   Seriously, I consider PbP to be the best programming
investment I did this year. It is worth its weight in
depleted uranium bars, and is twice as entertaining. I
recommend it heartily to all my friends, wether they
be Perl programmers or not. It's that good. :-)


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