Friday, May 27, 2011

Damian Conway - Programming in Latin

Just met Damian Conway at "Big Tech Day". Really good talk. Damian wrote many excellent Perl books that I loved, back when I was a perl developer - so was great to meet him in real life and thank him.

He just gave a great talk on dead languages, showing how to programming in Postscript finishing in writting a complete executable programming language in Latin. Great stuff, had everyone laughing throughout.
Lingua::Romana::Perligata -- Perl for the XXI-imum Century

Who can figure out what this does?
       #! /usr/local/bin/perl -w

use Lingua::Romana::Perligata;

maximum inquementum tum biguttam egresso scribe.
meo maximo vestibulo perlegamentum da.
da duo tum maximum conscribementa meis listis.

dum listis decapitamentum damentum nexto
fac sic
nextum tum novumversum scribe egresso.
lista sic hoc recidementum nextum cis vannementa da listis.
cis.