perl-Acme-DonMartin - For programs that are easy to dictate over the telephone

Property Value
Distribution ALT Linux Sisyphus
Repository Autoimports noarch
Package name perl-Acme-DonMartin
Package version 0.09
Package release alt1
Package architecture noarch
Package type rpm
Installed size 19.34 KB
Download size 19.34 KB
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Perl is a very difficult language to dictate over the phone. All
those pesky punctuation characters and gruesome glyphs make it very
laborious to speak out loud.
To compound the problem, most people can't even agree on what
something as basic as `#' should be called. Some of the names for
it (although by no means exhaustive) include:
pound, pound sign, number sign, flash, hash, sharp,
grid, crosshatch, octothorpe, square, pig-pen, hex,
tictactoe, scratchmark, crunch, thud, thump, splat.
(and if you say these last few out loud, I think you can begin to
see where this is going). And if you think that's bad, wait until
you hear some of the sillier symbols, like `%', `&' and `@'.
The first time you run a program under `Acme::DonMartin', nothing
happens, but your source code is magically transformed into Don
Martin cartoon sound effects. The code continues to work as before,
but now the above program looks something like this:
use Acme::DonMartin;
gashlikt ahweeeeee dipada fliff gahak dapada zap thwizzik
gahork tik gark dakdik gleet skroook skronk chomple dig
klooonn sloople tik fling splork gleet cook chook wiz
bombah boomer poong glong shuka spatz
The next time it is run, it will function as it did previously.
Now you can pick up the phone and dictate it to someone else
and they can type it in to a computer and run it with much
less chance of confusion or error.
This is also a security feature. It is expected that a government
official who has wire-tapped your line will be laughing too hard
to be able to recover the source code.


Package Version Architecture Repository
perl-Acme-DonMartin - - -


Name Value
/usr/share/perl5 -
perl(Compress/ -
rpmlib(PayloadIsLzma) -


Name Value
perl(Acme/ = 0.090
perl-Acme-DonMartin = 0.09-alt1


Type URL
Binary Package perl-Acme-DonMartin-0.09-alt1.noarch.rpm
Source Package perl-Acme-DonMartin-0.09-alt1.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    rpm [Sisyphus] noarch autoimports
    rpm [Sisyphus] noarch autoimports
  2. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  3. Install perl-Acme-DonMartin rpm package:
    # sudo apt-get install perl-Acme-DonMartin



See Also

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perl-Acme-DoubleHelix-0.01-alt1.noarch.rpm perl module Acme-DoubleHelix
perl-Acme-DreamyImage-2.0-alt1.noarch.rpm Dreamy image generator
perl-Acme-Drunk-0.03-alt1.noarch.rpm perl module Acme-Drunk
perl-Acme-Dump-And-Dumper-1.001005-alt1.noarch.rpm dump data structures without seeing any object guts
perl-Acme-Dzil-Plugin-Tester-0.04-alt1.noarch.rpm A distro that exists so I can test various dzil plugins
perl-Acme-ESP-1.002007-alt1.noarch.rpm The power to implant and extract strings' thoughts
perl-Acme-Echo-0.02-alt1.noarch.rpm Display perl statements before, after, and/or during execution
perl-Acme-EdError-9.17-alt1.noarch.rpm implements ed(1) error handling
perl-Acme-Ehoh-0.01-alt1.noarch.rpm Calclate ehoh
perl-Acme-Elk-1.001-alt1.noarch.rpm it isn't Moose
perl-Acme-Emoticarp-0.02-alt1.noarch.rpm Carp and cluck in a more fun way
perl-Acme-Enc-0.0.1-alt1.noarch.rpm Perl extension for Encypting your source code, Acme Style
perl-Acme-EnclosedChar-0.09-alt1.noarch.rpm perl module Acme-EnclosedChar