Thursday, March 4, 2010

perlmonks

You gained 7 experience points. Maybe you should blog about it.
--perlmonks.org
Hey, when was the last time you were at Perlmonks.org? Go answer some questions, it'll remind you why you love perl so much.

Here I answer a fun classic unix programming question: How do I change settings in my shell from a program?, with the general answer of "no." Has anyone actually gone through the windy path I mention of manually poking into the memory space of the parent shell to change settings? Totally Grody, yet it'd be awesome in its peversity.

Division by zero isn't impossible, it's just really really hard
-- old blacker hovse quote about the Division by Zero suit (tm).

2 comments:

Steven said...

Ah, the monastery...

I do still visit perlmonks from time to time, albeit in the form of scanning RSS feed titles.

Andrew Grangaard said...

And we all go there to look for good answers to perl questions. So go ask some questions or give some good answers.