Alex Kapranoff

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  • Leon Timmermans commented on What should be core in Perl 5.16?

    I too agree with Elliot: let's not add too much to the core that isn't really close to the language. I'd like a MOP and better exception handling, but other than that we don't really need to add anything.

  • lajandy commented on What should be core in Perl 5.16?

    My knee-jerk reaction is "no more stuff in the core!" Core Perl 5 is already getting bloated to the point *nix distributors are considering removing it from default installs. But after reading over others' comments, I do think there are a few additions that merit discussion. Most importantly, adding some form of try/catch block ala Try::Tiny should be discussed, especially if it could be augmented by a basic exception class like Exception::Simple. The eval exception handling syntax is just too crufty and awkward to use. Just about all modern languages have some type of built-in…

  • Clayton Scott commented on What should be core in Perl 5.16?


    There are a large number of tools I'd like to use that have C client libraries and since my C is weak and my XS is weaker having ctypes in core would be quite awesome.

    But I would happily settle for it to be on CPAN.

    PS Thank you Reini Urban for picking up and running with the project.

  • educated_foo commented on What should be core in Perl 5.16?

    Ctypes is great in that it doesn't need a compiler, but using mutant pack codes for function prototypes seems like a bad idea. I would rather see something that parsed (a subset of) C function prototypes. Even more awesome would be something that demangled and parsed C++ function names to get the prototypes automatically.

  • Vyacheslav Matyukhin commented on /usr/local/bin rant

    Oops, I copy-pasted Neil's code and forgot to replace the link. Thanks! :)

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