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Line Noise

2012-04-05 06:46:06.816498+00 by ebradway 1 comments

I went to the Front Range Pythoneers meetup tonight to hear a little about PyCon. Learned a bunch - including seeing some cool dancing robots, a few videos on maps in Python and a call to Stop Writing Classes.

But the best part of the meetup was after the discussion devolved into a debate about languages. One person stated, "The problem with Ruby is all the Perl developers got involved." To which came the epic reply:

If it doesn't look like line noise, then it's not a real programming language!

[ related topics: Perl Open Source Robotics Software Engineering Monty Python Maps and Mapping Python hubris ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-04-05 15:19:40.32163+00 by: Dan Lyke

Grin. Favorite event of yesterday: Discovering that a huge long chain of function calls and permissions checks that crossed several machines boiled down to:

system("elinks --source http://url_with_no_perm_checks/id=$globalvariable");

You don't need much line noise to write really obscure stuff.