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haiku discovers "Found Haiku"(a trademark of Don Marti, as seen at headline haiku) in plain text files.

This code was written partly as a test of the new generators in Python2.2. I'll try and backport it to something a bit less cutting edge one day.

Full details in the README. Source is here. Some example output below.

(I've been having great fun running it on incoming spam.)

% haiku /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL # dump everything

verbatim copies
of this license document,
but changing it is

but changing it is
not allowed. Preamble The
licenses for most

software are designed
to take away your freedom
to share and change it.

By contrast, the GNU
General Public License
is intended to

it is not allowed.
Preamble The licenses
for most software are

^C

% haiku -c -s /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL # show only verse that look like sentences

When we speak of free
software, we are referring
to freedom, not price.

FOR THE PROGRAM, TO
THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY
APPLICABLE LAW.

FOR THE PROGRAM, TO
THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY
APPLICABLE LAW.

Download

haiku is now up to version . Here's where you can get it:

haiku - the Python script.
readme.haiku - how to get it to work
changelog - my, how it has grown
haiku.tar.gz - all the above, tarred

You'll need Python 2.2 or later and a local copy of the c06d file from the Carnegie Mellon Pronunciation Dictionary. Keep c06d in the same directory as the haiku program. The README explains this in more detail.