By Stephen Scaffidi (‎hercynium‎) from Boston.pm, drinkers.pm
Lightning talk
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: blacksabbath community metal music p5pigs parody perl perl5 perl6 warpigs

A parody of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" written for the Perl community...


Hackers gathered in their masses
Writing subroutines and classes
Brilliant minds plot each instruction
Sorcerers of code construction
On the net the code is flowing
As the CPAN keeps on growing
Open source for all mankind
Leaving closed source code behind
Oh lord yeah!

Perl 5 hackers hid themselves away
They only started the web
Why should they move on from CGI
They insist Perl isn't dead

Time went on as Perl 6 was designed
Optimizing just for fun
Perl 5 hackers couldn't change the name
Larry made his decision

Now in darkness, screens are glowing
As the user base keeps growing
No more perl 5 has the power
Rakudo's released this hour
Day of Christmas, Larry's calling
On their knees p5pigs crawling
To past glory Perl 5 clings
Camilla laughing spreads her wings
Oh, Larry!

Attended by: Stephen Scaffidi (‎hercynium‎),