Titel: Games, Diversions, and Perl Culture: Best of the Perl Journal
Autor/en: Jon Orwant
Juni 2003 - kartoniert - 586 Seiten
The Perl Journal (TPJ) did something most print journals aspire to, but few succeed. Within a remarkable short time, TPJ acquired a cult-following and became the voice of the Perl community. Every serious Perl programmer subscribed to it, and every notable Perl guru jumped at the opportunity to write for it. Back issues were swapped like trading cards. No longer in print format, TPJ remains the quintessential spirit of Perl--a publication for and by Perl programmers who see fun and beauty in an admittedly quirky little language.
Games, Diversions, and Perl Culture is the third volume of The Best of the Perl Journal, compiled and re-edited by the original editor and publisher of The Perl Journal, Jon Orwant. In this series, we've taken the very best (and still relevant) articles published in TPJ over its 5 years of publication and immortalized them into three volumes.
The 47 articles included in this volume are simply some of the best Perl articles ever written on the subjects of games, diversions, and the unique culture of this close-knit community, by some of the best Perl authors and coders. Games, Diversions & Perl Culture focuses on entertaining topics that make Perl users such fanatics about the language. You'll find all of the playful features TPJ offered over the years, including the Obfuscated Perl Contests, Perl Quiz Shows, humor articles, and renowned one-line recipes. The book also contains a panoply of quirky applications of Perl, including genetic algorithms, home automation, music programming, and an entire section on natural language processing.
This anthology is an unmatched compendium of Perl lore.
Preface 1. Introduction Part I. Culture 2. Wherefore Art, Thou? 3. TPJ Cover Art: From Camels to Spam 4. Perl Style 5. Home Automation with MisterHouse 6. Home Automation: The X10 Nitty-Gritty 7. A Day in the Life of comp.lang.perl.misc Part II. Science 8. Perl-fect Sundials 9. Genetic Algorithms 10. How Perl Saved the Human Genome Project 11. PDL: The Perl Data Language Part III. Language 12. Chatbot::Eliza 13. Infobots and Purl 14. Speech Synthesis 15. Lazy Text Formatting 16. Perl and MIDI: Simple Languages, Easy Music 17. Braille Contractions and Regular Expressions 18. Hypernyms, Hyponyms, Pertainyms, and Other Word Relationships 19. Parsing Natural Language 20. Word Morphology 21. Smart Matching for Human Names 22. Localizing Your Perl Programs 23. Internationalized Sorting 24. Simulating Typos with Perl 25. Correcting Typos with Perl 26. Learning Japanese with an HTML Filter Part IV. Games and Quizzes 27. Games in Perl 28. The Prisoner's Dilemma 29. The Rezrov Infocom Game Interpreter 30. Tktk: A Perl/Tk Solitaire Game 31. The First Perl/Internet Quiz Show 32. The Second Perl/Internet Quiz Show 33. The Third Perl/Internet Quiz Show 34. The Fourth Perl/Internet Quiz Show 35. The Perl Whirl Quiz Show 36. The Perl Wizard's Quiz Part V. Poetry 37. Just Another Perl Haiku 38. Searching for Rhymes with Perl 39. The Perl Poetry Contest Part VI. Politics 40. Pairwise Voting 41. Secure Internet Voting 42. Perl and Nuclear Weapons Don't Mix Part VII. Obfuscated Perl 43. The Zeroth Annual Obfuscated Perl Contest 44. The First Obfuscated Perl Contest 45. The Third Obfuscated Perl Contest 46. The Fourth Obfuscated Perl Contest 47. The Fifth Obfuscated Perl Contest 48. One-Liners About the Authors Index
Jon Orwant, a well-known member of the Perl community, founded The Perl Journal and co-authored O'Reilly's bestseller, Programming Perl, 3rd Edition