February 20th, 2002

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Fooey

I have now had to decline a dinner invitation from Deanna and Eli for the fourth time in a row. This makes me sad.

I would like to accept their invitations. It's just that so far I've had scheduling conflicts every time.
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Bad Sopapillas

I quite like the food from Si Senor in general.

But today, Larry and Deirdre brought back sopapillas from Si Senor.

I am used to sopapillas being light fluffy pillows of deep-fried air.

These were two flour tortillas sandwiched together with honey and baked until cardboard-crispy.

I am bitterly disappointed.
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Perl in Latin

From the abstract:


This paper describes a Perl module -- Lingua::Romana::Perligata -- that makes it possible to write Perl programs in Latin. A plausible rationale for wanting to do such a thing is provided, along with a comprehensive overview of the syntax and semantics of Latinized Perl. The paper also explains the special source filtering and parsing techniques required to efficiently interpret a programming language in which the syntax is (largely) non-positional.


http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~damian/papers/HTML/Perligata.html