ppg256 is a series of Perl poetry generators in 256 characters. This is the first in the series.
Author description: ppg256-1, the first program in the ppg256 series, was Montfort's new year's poem for 2008. It is a Perl program that generates poems without recourse to any external dictionary, word list, or other data file. It was written, in part, to determine the essential elements of a poetry generator. The program itself is shorter than this description.
Instructions: Requires Perl to execute the programs.
Previous publication: January 1, 2008 to present.
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