: Hopefully, at least some beginners would find this playful and entertaining
: enough that they'd be willing to work a little harder to understand the
: code. When I'm learning a new language, I enjoy reading playful but hard
: code some of the time.
Yes, I imagine it would be a fun thing for beginners to see. Some
might try hard to understand them. A teaser would be fine but, the
entirety of a one-liner thread most likley doesn't belong on the
beginners lists[*]. Not to mention, Fun With Perl is so low traffic
that if they are interested they can surely sign up.
* If someone is asking a question about "How to X in a one-liner",
it's probably ok here, to a point. That point gets pushed further
and further away the more usefull and real (for some value of real)
the one-liner is.
Shooting yourself in the foot with dBase
You buy a gun. Bullets are only available from another company and are
promised to work so you buy them. Then you find out that the next
version of the gun is the one scheduled to actually shoot bullets.