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Israeli Singer Publishes a Song In Hebrew — and Perl 69

Posted by timothy
from the tank-driver-coder-songwriter->-singer-song-writer dept.
Noiser writes "The Israeli pop singer Aya Korem published her new song "Computer Engineer" as a website that shows translation to the Perl programming language along with the lyrics. Perl is quite a good match, given that the Perl community has a long tradition of publishing "Perl poetry", and this song proves that this tradition is very much alive. No Flash is required to view the website, so if you are an HTML5 geek, have no worries."
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Israeli Singer Publishes a Song In Hebrew — and Perl

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  • by TWiTfan (2887093) on Thursday May 09, 2013 @08:24AM (#43674021)

    Hack!

  • by Jethro (14165)

    That's actually pretty good. I've never been happier that I speak Hebrew. And perl.

    • At least when I try to read Hebrew I can mumble the consonants out... I don't do so well with Perl.
    • That's actually pretty good. I've never been happier that I speak Hebrew. And perl.

      Yes, but which one is which? The green letters are Hebrew and the guttural sounds are Perl, I take it? For me, it's like being helful and offering a translation of a Xhosa text in Mandarin Chinese...

      • by Jethro (14165)

        The lyrics are entirely Hebrew, the text on the screen is entirely perl?...

        • The lyrics are entirely Hebrew, the text on the screen is entirely perl?...

          Yes, but if both Hebrew AND Perl are all Greek to me, doesn't it stand to reason that I might have trouble telling them apart?

    • That's actually pretty good. I've never been happier that I speak Hebrew. And perl.

      Me either. Of course, I've spoken neither Hebrew nor Perl for approximately 10 years, but we'll just ignore that.

      • by Jethro (14165)

        I still speak perl occasionally, and since I still have parents I do occasionally have to experience Hebrew.

        • I still speak perl occasionally, and since I still have parents I do occasionally have to experience Hebrew.

          My condolences. On the perl, that is. Hebrew-speaking parents can be great fun. I don't have any myself, so I just have to live vicariously through others.

          • by Jethro (14165)

            I actually enjoy Perl.

            Here's some vicariousness for you, I was just on skype with my dad and he practically forced me to watch a bunch of youtube videos. Ah, technology.

            • I'm glad that you enjoy perl. To me, it just looks like Q*bert swearing.

              Hope you got to see some good youtube videos!

              • by Jethro (14165)

                If you think that looks like cartoon swears, you should see old Sendmail configuration files...

                • If you think that looks like cartoon swears, you should see old Sendmail configuration files...

                  Sorry, I only practice S&M with a partner.

                  • by Jethro (14165)

                    It'd be kinda weird to do it alone!

                    • It'd be kinda weird to do it alone!

                      I agree! But once again, the Internet proves that if you can think of it, it exists [wikipedia.org].

                    • by Jethro (14165)

                      Thank you ONCE AGAIN internet for broadening our horizons, whether we like it or not.

                    • Thank you ONCE AGAIN internet for broadening our horizons, whether we like it or not.

                      I guess I forgot the corollary to "if you can think of it, it's real, and you can find it on the Internet." Corollary: and there is already a porn site for it.

                      I'm at the office so I can't google *that* for you. You'll just have to trust the rules of the Internet.

                • by ccandreva (409807)

                  If you think THAT looks like cartoon swears, you should see APL code.

  • The music I get, but how does this tie in with the Perl code? Is this the madness one falls into after graduating from basic Perl Zealotry?

    • by Dan East (318230)

      At some points the Perl corresponds to the song. Like a clap(2) and commands to output Ahhs and stuff. Perhaps the meaning of the lyrics is more synchronized to what the code does, but mixing three languages (Perl, English and Hebrew) makes it harder to figure out for most of us.

      • by OakDragon (885217)

        As I'm watching it, the Perl code continues to be written on the screen long after the song has ended. Is everyone else seeing that? Is it supposed to be that way, or does it matter?

        • by anagama (611277)

          For me it was opposite. At the end the clap lines preceded the song for five or six seconds.

    • The music I get, but how does this tie in with the Perl code? Is this the madness one falls into after graduating from basic Perl Zealotry?

      The perl code fits with the lyrics of the song. I'm guessing that this was your typical geeky "because I can" type exercise.

  • I don't speak Hebrew, but I got a pretty good idea of the lyrics from the Perl.
  • Perl poetry (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward

    Perl poetry looks only marginally better than Vogon poetry.

  • She's kinda Michael Bolton of Israel..

    cute clip though

  • The programmer appears to be confusing the 'eq' and '==' operators; the 'eq' operator in Perl is used for string comparison, while == is used for numerical comparison. The result of using '==' on two strings, e.g. "M" == "F" will always be true, in the sense that 0 == 0. The 'eq' operator *can* be used to test whether 1 == 1, but will report that "1.0" does not equal "1".

    Example:

    $ perl -e 'print "M" == "F", "\n";'
    1

    Recommend developing a battery of tests using Test::More to verify the author's

  • by Anonymous Coward

    No "use strict" ? No "use warnings" ? I've stopped reading already.

  • So no
    use English;

  • Does this mean Perl will see a boost in the next TIOBE index?
  • by Blaskowicz (634489) on Thursday May 09, 2013 @10:54AM (#43675613)

    Link to a song that plays outright at a very loud volume with no volume control so you have look for pulseaudio volume control instead. That must be awesome and revolutionary web 3.0.
    Anyway, the song is all in arabic with the singer saying "Hachem" here and there, so you can't understand anything of it.

  • Translated lyrics (Score:4, Informative)

    by bluegutang (2814641) on Thursday May 09, 2013 @11:51AM (#43676413)

    (from the Hebrew, not the Perl)

    It's funny that you married a computer engineer
    It's funny, in the end you went to study like everyone
    You told me you wanted to live out of the box
    You told me you wanted to conquer the world

    I remember you breathing

    It's funny that you now have a office and secretary
    And a beautiful white Mazda company car
    You told me once you are afraid of commitment
    You told me you can't be mine

    I remember you breathing

    Ai-oh He has no problems
    Ai-oh He's definitely a lucky guy
    Ai-oh He has an investment fund
    Ai-oh He definitely wants to die already

    Let me guess, you bought a house in the neighborhood
    To not be far from the parents
    How all the houses look exactly the same
    And all the people look very happy

    I remember you breathing

    Ai-oh He has no problems
    Ai-oh He's definitely a lucky guy
    Ai-oh He has an investment fund
    Ai-oh He definitely wants to die already

  • I went and listened to the song, and though I couldn't understand it or the Perl on the screen, I enjoyed it. It would be awfully nice to see an English translation to I could follow along better. Is this something somebody here could do?
  • Code sure could use some cleaning up (all those "foo's" !!!). But I suppose that (and obvious subroutines) would detract from the musical flow of the thing.

    Clever, still.

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