introspection (and Perl 6)
abuse at cabal.org.uk
Tue Jan 22 11:04:54 GMT 2008
On Mon, Jan 21, 2008 at 03:55:47PM -0800, Ovid wrote:
> IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
> PROGRAM-ID. NOT-PERL-SIX.
> WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
> 01 WIBBLES.
> 05 NICK PIC X(10) VALUE "chromatic".
> 05 FILLER PIC XXXX.
That'd be somewhat more readable if it wasn't written in Great Runes and one
was using a vaguely sane editor with syntax and error highlighting.
I'm guessing it's defining a few structs and copying variables. If so, the
equivalent non-golfed Perl code probably wouldn't be much shorter, and be
just as confusing to a COBOL programmer.
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