Was that a victory, or a defeat? I honestly can’t tell. Could it possibly be both?
Feel free to come visit me in my dreams again anytime you want. I miss you already, Veronica.
Among the references for the Wikipedia article on quines there’s something that made my day: some guy wrote a program that, when passed through eleven (!) compilers / interpreters (each implementing a different programming language) in sequence, ends up printing out its own source code.
That’s quite an impressive feat in and of itself, of course, but what made it really amazing for me is the fact that he used Beef, an interpreter I wrote, as the reference Brainfuck runtime. And he installed it from the Debian package I maintain, too!
Let’s say having what I want is out of the question. Can I at least hope to someday want what I have?
Power is red
Wisdom is blue
If you got the reference
Will you be my Valentine?