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Dana Jacobsen

  • About: I've been using Perl since 1991 (4.010 or so). At some point I realized that while I have used many languages, I enjoy using Perl more than any others.
  • Commented on The CPAN new dist a month contest
    I like these, but I wish we would have as many drives to fix open CPAN issues, especially in core or heavily-used modules. I use a lot of modules that have open defects with submitted patches that just sit there....
  • Commented on The 2013 White Camels
    As someone new to going to YAPC's, I want to also say a big congrats to Wendy, Liz, and the Brasilian Perl community. You deserve the recognition, and I hope you see you this summer!...
  • Commented on Wikipedia linking to CPAN
    From the blog: "[...]it would be also interesting to see subjects in Wikipedia that have implementations in Perl and linking to that implementation." The last time I tried that, someone removed *all* the implementation links claiming "Wikipedia is not a...
  • Commented on Rakudo and NQP Internals Workshop (14/15 Sep)
    Very cool indeed. Wish I could come....
  • Commented on CPAN candidates for adoption
    A suggestion for additional scoring is add a point for modules that are mentioned in the core documentation. Perhaps one for modules that are included in core. This came to mind when wondering why Math::TrulyRandom wasn't on the list. It's...
  • Commented on My Love/Hate Relationship with CPAN Testers
    I love CPAN Testers and try to contribute. I've been thinking about firing up some oddball box for more smoking (it's easy and fast to do yet another x86/gcc/Linux tester, but that's well covered). Having the ability for a tester...
  • Commented on Common reasons a module won't install
    Aristotle, you have a point that for hash-randomization breakage the code was wrong (and was *always* wrong, on every platform), but it is an example where an old module, perhaps not updated in many years, now fails to work. Another...
  • Commented on Common reasons a module won't install
    Perl version too high (obvious topical example is hash randomization, but I've seen this sort of thing as well on really old modules). Broken dependency. Mirod already said it, but it's so common. Incompatible operating system I might generalize to...
  • Commented on Factoring integers in Perl
    For clarification, this is looking at prime factors. A table for modules and prime factors vs. divisors: Module prime factors divisors ------------------ ------------- ----------- Math::Big::Factors factors_wheel - Math::Factor::XS prime_factors factors Math::Factoring factor - Math::Prime::Util factor all_factors Math::Pari factorint divisors Pari...
  • Commented on Site Front Page
    I think it has to be automatic, as some of the people doing it seem to be using cross-posting solutions that will clearly ignore any text suggestions. This has also come up often enough that others who are doing walls...
  • Posted Factoring integers in Perl to Dana Jacobsen

    Recently I've been working on factoring and primality proofs (with certificates) for Math::Prime::Util. I thought I'd give a brief summary and comparison of the modules I know of for factoring integers from Perl.

  • Commented on I love CPANtesters and Travis-CI
    I’ll second this. I love CPANTesters, and thanks to LETO for turning me onto Travis-CI....
  • Commented on A couple of ideas for improving commenting/reviewing CPAN modules
    I just added a review (thanks for the push), and perhaps will add a few more. Many of the modules I use and feel like I have a review of are related to modules I've written. This makes me nervous...
  • Posted Crypt::RSA without Pari to Dana Jacobsen

    Crypt::RSA is a module that's been around since 2001, when Vipul Ved Prakash put it on CPAN. It's had only very minor updates since then, and gets used by a few other modules. However, it's had one big problem: it uses

  • Commented on Zotero/Perl integration
    Fantastic! I let all my bibliography software lapse years ago, but I'd be all over this if I wasn't doing other work. I used Zotero when I did my last degree and recommend it highly. Especially for storing not only...
  • Commented on Identifying CPAN distributions you could help out with
    OK, so you shamed me into submitting patches. Well done! :) Based on the comments on Crypt::RSA I'm not sure if the author is still around however. Overall, I like the idea of something like this list. I like most...
  • Commented on Identifying CPAN distributions you could help out with
    Hmm, I just submitted two bugs for Crypt::Primes, which probably made it go to the top. One would be pretty easy to fix, the other is a critical breakage and would require more thought, but isn't huge. But I already...
  • Commented on Perl 5 Porters Weekly: November 26-December 2, 2012
    I would love it if we would move rand() to a standard RNG like MT or ISAAC, and then configuration would handle how to do a good default seed (O/S specific). Keep the srand interface. Randbits could be 53 everywhere....
  • Commented on Have Lunch with a Perl Celebrity
    I'll look after talks. There absolutely was nothing there during lunchtime today. I walked the whole area multiple times...
  • Commented on Have Lunch with a Perl Celebrity
    If only the poster boards were visible......
  • Commented on Perl 5.16.0 installed
    I can't imagine why you'd have an old perlbrew, but just in case -- parallel testing was added in 0.18. Going into ~/perl5/perlbrew/dists, untarring perl-5.16.0 and going into that directory: 2 processor Core2 6400: 38s sh ./Configure -des 2m 14s...
  • Commented on Mo Moo Moose
    That is neat. Don't forget Mouse in the hierarchy. You get a bunch more of Moose, but quite a bit faster than all of Moose (my current project runs 2x faster with Mouse vs. Moose, and it looks like a...
  • Commented on How to remove a carriage return (\r\n)
    See man pages for perlre, perlrecharclass, and perlrebackslash. \v matches vertical whitespace, which are the characters shown above as of Unicode 6.0: [\x0A-\x0D\x85\x{2028}\x{2029}] \R matches these and multi-character newline sequences. This means it can't be used inside bracket character matches...
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  • Gabor Szabo commented on Wikipedia linking to CPAN

    @Steven Haryanto, thanks for the quote! I always assumed those are real numbers. Now it is even more confusing what the readers of Reddit think :)

    @Dana Jacobsen, for a long time I tried to avoid editing Wikipedia after one of my articles was deleted without warning in a very stupid way, but I am sure some other people can handle Wikipedia better than I do.
    So I can totally see the situation you were in, but as I see from the list of pages I linked to, there are also plenty of pages with links to the implementations. Indeed very inconsistent standard.

  • davidegx commented on Wikipedia linking to CPAN

    SCO is quite ugly and I cannot see better reason to point to MetaCPAN :)

    I'll do my best. Although fix all the Wikipedia will be difficult, according to the Spanish Wikipedia Perl doesn't have switch sentence... :(

  • kid51 commented on The 2013 White Camels

    I completely missed the call for nominations via MobRater, but the award winners are certainly well-qualified. Welcome to the club, Thiago, Wendy, Liz and Fred!

    Jim Keenan

  • Shlomi Fish commented on The 2013 White Camels

    Congratulations to the winners. I'm sure they are well-deserved awards.

  • Ben Bullock commented on The CPAN new dist a month contest
    I like these, but I wish we would have as many drives to fix open CPAN issues, especially in core or heavily-used modules.
    Neil, the author of the blog post, also started a CPAN adoption drive to get people to adopt modules, which would help getting the defects fixed.
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