"Hal E. Fulton" <hal9000 / hypermetrics.com> writes:

> Silly, silly. You think like me.
> 
> My language "Foo" has only four possible programs that
> can be written in it. The first three are each only
> one letter long, and do the following:
> 
> h   Prints "Hello, world!"
> b   Prints the song "99 Bottles of Beer"
> q   Prints "q"  (a one-character quine, second-shortest
>     in the world)
> 
> The last is the null program, consisting of no characters
> and producing no output, making it the shortest quine in
> the world.
> 
> I am working on producing quines of negative length, but
> will have to wait until I have a faster-than-light drive.
> Hard drive, that is.

I bet my submission of your article to alt.humor.best-of-usenet is the
first ever from comp.lang.ruby. Here's hoping it gets accepted.

Jim
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