Little Bits of Code
When I worked as a developer I played around with servers and infrastructure in my spare time, now I get paid to worry about that kind of stuff I quite enjoy writing the occasional useless piece of code.
This weeks were a patch (well it started as a patch) to Statistics::Lite
to make it pass its tests. And then I got distracted in to re-writing its
test script from
Educational and slightly useful. Then I was sent to LOLCODE
where I whiled away a lunch hour trying to add support for
I HAZ A BUKKIT(arrays) and better file handling to one of the perl
implementations. (for the record I’m not a fan of lolcats, but the lolrus is
While the results are far from useful the implementation I looked at did
it’s parsing with
reads and regex substitutions; which I’d
never seen done before. So I did learn a new (although less than ideal)
trick or two from playing with it.
It’s the learning that’s important, not the seriousness of the examples or outcome.