Perl, a fun and exciting place to be.
How to do quick Linux network programming Perl and gain blackmail material at the same time.
Note from the editorial board: This was originally published on The Dark Balloon. Yes I am an idiot for not realizing it was pl2bat.
How does Ack on Windows work? After all, Windows’ command prompt
doesn’t support shebangs or any other terminal features invented in
the last century. Once you type
ack, it actually matches to the
ack.bat file in your PATH. And when you open that, you get a huge
surprise because somebody has smuggled an entire Perl program into
a batch script. Furthermore, Emacs is in Perl mode for no apparent
reason. What the hell is going on?