The Perl Spoofathon
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I, Nicholas Clark, hereby offer 6 rewards, each of 100 guineas, to be paid to the Perl Foundation, for the the first article deemed to be "good enough" by my judges, in each of the following categories:

  • INTERCAL is better than perl
  • Brainfuck is better than perl
  • Befunge is better than perl
  • $foo is better than perl (three rewards)

100 guineas in real money is 105 pounds sterling. (about $160 or 160 Euros at current exchange rates). The intent is to make fun of articles which are of the form "my language is better than your language". $foo here is any language that makes a suitably funny subject when compared with perl in this style.

Schwern and Greg McCarroll are the judges; please send your articles (and any questions) to

You can bribe the judges using :-)