Damian Conway

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  • Dean commented on __END__

    Self publishing is easier than ever. Which is being taken advantage of.

    Whats interesting is that as a result of changes in the way people consume media, we are seeing people embrace new concepts. Or perhaps, old concepts with a new spin on them.

    For example, perl maven is more or a less a serial with regular editions. This likely suits people who have a few moments to read over it while in transit or squat 'n surfing.

    Perl tricks dot com is similar. Although its really just a blog.

    I am not aware of, but would like to hear about, anyone with a regular "podcas…

  • simbabque commented on __END__
    Kids sit for hours watching **minecraft** or watching people **unwrap consumer electronics and clothes** - surely there is a gap there for someone to post perl?

    There is a big difference between making a Let's Play video or an unboxing event and a proper tutorial.

    The gamers often have quite substantial income from those streams and the related advertising, which gives them access to high-end recording software and editing tools, or even people who edit it for them. They need to invest a lot of time into research and building their brand. It might lo…

  • brian d foy commented on __END__

    Self publishing is easier than ever, but don't mistake what you see for people making money.

  • Aristotle commented on A widespread and broken Perl idiom

    Oh, wow.

    I had to go all the way to

    $_ = [ __FILE__ ] for local *ARGV;

    to make it work in a single statement. Even something like

    *{ \local *ARGV } = [ __FILE__ ];

    wouldn’t work, despite the fact that circumfix deref is effectively a do { } block with a whole separate inner scope (e.g. *{ my $x = 'hi'; local \*ARGV } = [ __FILE__ ]; say $x; is a strict vars violation).

    I don’t think local is that super-intelligent, which means what’s going on must be something like …

  • pecan commented on Coding with a full toolset

    Perhaps it's the APLer in me, but I actually find the 30% shorter version considerably easier to understand. :-)

    I'm curious, though, why one doesn't need ».Str in that version.

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