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

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.




  • perl(Acme/ = 0.090
  • perl-Acme-DonMartin = 0.09-alt1

    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


    • /usr/share/doc/perl-Acme-DonMartin-0.09/Changes
    • /usr/share/doc/perl-Acme-DonMartin-0.09/README
    • /usr/share/perl5/Acme/