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  • Max Maischein commented on Fruits of YAPC::Europe - Image::JpegMinimal

    Your comment has prompted me to revisit progressive JPEGs. A cursory web search seems to suggest that browser support was spotty but might be there now. It is unclear though whether progressive JPEGs actually get rendered progressively or just pop in like normal baseline JPEGs. Also, it seems there are no convenient tools or libraries to encode JPEGs in the progressive format.

    I should really set up a benchmark that tallies up the time and network traffic taken to download and display a HTML image gallery page with images inline and until the full thumbnails have loaded...


  • Ovid commented on Is Perl 6 Being Renamed?

    Shenanigans: thanks, fixed! :)

  • Aaron Priven commented on Is Perl 6 Being Renamed?

    In general, I think the "rename Perl 6 to Raku / rename perl 5 as perl 7" is a good solution, but I would suggest that the Perl 5 -> Perl 7 bump should happen only when there is at least something notable to include in it that would otherwise justfy the change. (Native OO system, non-experimental signatures with named parameters, something like that.)

    I mean, the big user-visible improvement in Perl 5.30 was "The upper limit 'n' specifiable in a regular expression quantifier of the form '{m,n}' has been doubled to 65534", which was pretty underwhelming. And so far, the most notable …

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