SSaaS … huh… what?

On James Cuff’s blog, a nice post about utilization of software.

In it he writes:

plus all the cool kids now use python and not a lot of perl, perl5mods was pulled in 3,574 times in comparison to 59,438 lots of python…

to which I say …


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Seriously … I gave up on the indentation as a form of program structure when I stopped doing much Fortran. Sheesh.

Whats next … everyone using BASIC, with a little OO wrapper, a JIT, and an LLVM backend to run on GPUs (with a VHDL conversion tool)?

I should note that I was debating whether or not to use references to Wiley E Coyote, supergenius as a portion of the rent-a-smarty concept, but I don’t think everyone would have gotten this reference … so here is a snippet

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3 thoughts on “SSaaS … huh… what?

  1. @Peter

    Here’s some code I wrote a long time ago …


    #!/usr/bin/perl
    @s=qw(0000 0010 0001 2001 0210 0201 2201 0410);
    @c=qw(765321 36 76421 76431 5463 75431 754321 763 7654321 765431 );
    $l=shift;$h=0;$p="";
    foreach $t(split//,$l)
    {foreach$i(0..2){foreach$j(0..4){$d[$j][$i]=" ";}};
    foreach$e(split//,$c[$t])
    {($x,$y,$i,$j)=split//,$s[$e];foreach$o(0..2){$d[$y+$o*$j][$x+$o*$i]="#";};}
    foreach$r(0..4){undef $u[$r];foreach$v(0..2){$u[$r].=$d[$r][$v];}}
    if($h){$p=" ";}else{$h=1;}
    for($j=4;$j>=0;$j--){$r=join("",$f[$j],$p,$u[$j]);$f[$j]=$r;}}
    for($j=4;$j>=0;$j--){print $f[$j],"\n";}

    Indentation? We don’t need no steen-keen indentation!

    landman@crunch-r:~$ ./led.pl 100
      # ### ###
      # # # # #
      # # # # #
      # # # # #
      # ### ###
    
    landman@crunch-r:~$ ./led.pl 1234
      # ### ### # #
      #   #   # # #
      # ### ### ###
      # #     #   #
      # ### ###   #
    
    landman@crunch-r:~$ ./led.pl 12345678
      # ### ### # # ### ### ### ###
      #   #   # # # #   #     # # #
      # ### ### ### ### ###   # ###
      # #     #   #   # # #   # # #
      # ### ###   # ### ###   # ###
    
    

    This was for a code golf bit.

    Ok, more seriously, I do indent to show structure, but not to enforce structure.

  2. “I do indent to show structure, but not to enforce structure.”

    Heh. Just like you used to do in Fortran. 😉

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