Perl Christmas Quiz

Ash Berlin ash_cpan at
Tue Dec 16 19:31:51 GMT 2008

On 16 Dec 2008, at 19:26, Greg McCarroll wrote:

> On 16 Dec 2008, at 19:17, Nicholas Clark wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 07:08:18PM +0000, James Laver wrote:
>>> With all of these code-based things going on, I'm inclined to  
>>> suggest
>>> a more disturbing challenge - overcomplicating "hello world"
>> Cheap joke I know, but isn't the canonical example of this simply  
>> to write it
>> in Java?
>> What does the most golfed down Java implementation look like?
> I think the OTT Perl example would have tied 'hello' and 'world'  
> supply variables, would use autoloader to create the method, use a  
> couple of Acme modules, a regex to correct the capitalisation and  
> just to be really silly, it would use Catalyst and Moose ;-)
> G.

I'm sure you could do something even more foolish with Devel::Declare  
to make it just print barewords.

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