The sys admin's daily grind: SPL

All the World's a Stage


This is the ultimate programming language for decelerated feature page readers and the counterpart to agile software development: the Shakespeare Programming Language.

You that choose not by the view. Chance as faire, and choose as true.

Even though “To be or not to be” translates to a really neat regular expression – /(bb|[^b]{2})/ – the link between Shakespeare and sys admins isn’t immediately apparent.

But as the playwright once wrote: “A good wit will make use of any thing.” So, let’s set aside Perl and Bash for a short while and look at a programming language that is full of drama and poetry.