Saturday, July 14

I've been skimming MJD's Higher-Order Perl this past week. It's a very clever book. If you enjoy hacking Perl at all, it's almost certain to be worth your time.

For some reason, HOP has got me thinking again about producing a book-length work - and feels, somehow, like the sort of book I would like to produce. This is an odd thing to be thinking, possibly because "very clever" is not in my bag of tricks. Certainly because I don't have much to say about code.

Perhaps there is, in that collection of books that I would like to have written, some unifying theme or orientation. Then again, maybe not. It's always possible to construct some grand theory to unify the lies you've told yourself about art, but that doesn't mean it's a good idea.