Programming Perl in Latin
The infinite world of the wierd: what follows isn't a joke, but it is, but it ... appears that certain very bright college students have too much time on their hands. Judge for yourself. An abstract follows, and, below that (not for the faint of heart), a link to the entire thesis. My interpretation: one of the most elaborate gags I ever saw. Thanks to Ann S. for forwarding this link:
This paper describes a Perl module -- Lingua::Romana::Perligata -- that makes it possible to write Perl programs in Latin. A plausible rationale for wanting to do such a thing is provided, along with a comprehensive overview of the syntax and semantics of Latinized Perl. The paper also explains the special source filtering and parsing techniques required to efficiently interpret a programming language in which the syntax is (largely) non-positional.