Updated 2012-01-16 23:54:24 by dkf

This tentative tcllib module contains code to win decisively any programming language shootout that aims for unreadable compact code. i.e. the notorious class of 1 Liners
# 1liners.tcl
#  $Id: 17768,v 1.10 2007-03-03 19:00:36 jcw Exp $
# cprt: comp.lang.tcl.*
# what: provide bragging tools for language shootouts.
# what: 42
# what: 
 # [http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.tcl/browse_frm/thread/facf8c58a9c7ab3]
 proc 42 {} {
     while {[gets stdin l]+1} {if {[append ($l) 1]==1} {puts $l}}
 package provide 1liners 0.1
 # end

 # example:
 package require 1liners
 # end

UK: To make it clear, this is purely experimental code, for use during daring participations in language shootouts ;-)

RS fixed append $(l) to be append ($l) - what good is packaging if the contents aren't tested?

VK 02-mar-2007 unfortunately Tcl do not allow one-liners at all, in the sence that one could write small program directly from command line, like this one (word counter throughout entire file):
  perl -w0777ne 'print scalar @{[/(\w+)/g]}' textfile

Many languages do allow this (even lisp)

I fail to see why above example with its 42 procedure helps with one-liner anyhow.

UK: Humor, it is a difficult concept. Read the google thread [1] and my posting on c.l.t:[2]

Category Package[Category Bragging Tools]Category Humor