On 6/2/07, Chad Perrin <perrin / apotheon.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 01, 2007 at 08:49:01PM +0900, Robert Dober wrote:
> > On 6/1/07, Chad Perrin <perrin / apotheon.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >That won't stop me from using Ruby, though, any more than the fact I'm
> > >using Ruby has stopped me from using Perl 5.x.  In fact, I've decided
> > >to work on priority queue management scripts in Perl.  Meanwhile, the
> > >signature at the end of this email was chosen randomly by a script I
> > >wrote in Ruby.
> > >
> > >Why limit yourself to one language?
> > >
> > >--
> > >CCD CopyWrite Chad Perrin [ http://ccd.apotheon.org ]
> > >W. Somerset Maugham: "The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for
> > >wit."
> > So your quoting program picked that quote, that's AI!!!!
>
> My simple little Ruby script does a surprisingly good job of picking out
> signatures that are appropriate to the subject matter of my emails.  I
> used something called signify when I was using Debian as my primary OS,
> and decided it was time to write my own since I figured it would take as
> much time and effort to learn the quirks of a different random signature
> program as to write a new one when I started migrating my life from
> Debian to FreeBSD.  I might have thought the apparently fortuitous
> appropriateness of my signature script's choices might just be some kind
> of psychological effect if it wasn't for the fact that signify produced
> far less serendipitous choices on average, from the same list of sigs,
> than my Ruby script does.
Thanks for the background, but...
>
> I doubt it's AI, but it sure does seem difficult to explain by way of
> mere randomness.
so do I, it was just funny that a quote was saying something bad about quoiting,
I thought that noteworthy :)

Cheers
Robert
>
> --
> CCD CopyWrite Chad Perrin [ http://ccd.apotheon.org ]
> McCloctnick the Lucid: "The first rule of magic is simple. Don't waste your
> time waving your hands and hopping when a rock or a club will do."
That might apply to programming in general and this weeks quiz too.
>
>


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