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What a wonderful code

09 Nov 2005

When a friend told me to listen to the song "What a wonderful world" by Louis Armstrong, I ended up changing the lyrics from:

I see trees of green, red roses too I see them bloom for me and you And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue and clouds of white The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky Are also on the faces of people going by I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do They're really saying I love you.

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow They'll learn much more than I'll never know And I think to myself what a wonderful world Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.

to this:

I see lines of Perl, some comments too. I see them run for me and you And I think to myself what a wonderful code.

I see references to arrays and hashes of strings, The bright blessed calls, the dark sacred 'die', And I think to myself what a wonderful code.

The colors of the syntax highlighting so pretty in VIM, Are also on the faces of the people going by I see functions sending parameters saying how do you do They're really saying I callback for you.

I hear developers crying, I watch them grow They'll learn much more than I'll never know And I think to myself what a wonderful code Yes I think to myself what a wonderful code.

- Swaroop

Note: Contrary to the lyrics, I actually like Perl.

Comments

Livin Stephen says:

Except for " hear developers crying, I watch them grow", it isn't anti-Perl at all!

There is a song of the same name by Simon And Garfunkel (the people who sang the original 'Cecilia') .. give it a listen and see what you can make of it :) !!

Ankur says:

nice poetry hack ... made a good read ... more so for I like the song ...

Swaroop says:

@Ankur: Thanks :-)

@Livin: Will look up the song.

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