Joel Berger

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  • commented on I hate Dist::Zilla and missing Makefile.PL
    install/run/rpm-pack the module. Git copy is not suitable for this. Git copy is only for authoring (yes, and to submit patch).

    If you, as a user, need to install a git snapshot of a project hosted
    at GitHub, you can use for that and you don't
    need to bother about all the plugins. It's not equivalent to "git
    clone", but you get what you want.

    btw, when packaging .deb files, Debian tools expect tarballs too. And if you try …
  • brian d foy commented on A quick static file webserver

    I’d modified Joel’s script to include a default index file by using a before_dispatch hook. It could probably be better, but I stopped when I got it to work.

    I needed this for a particular project so I haven’t stopped to make it pretty.

  • Robert Rothenberg commented on Rewriting Pod::Readme

    A pre-release has been uploaded to CPAN. See the announcement.

  • animatedream commented on Perl and Me, Part 6: Perl Is Engineering <i>and</i> Art

    First, I would never argue that python makes it hard to write bad code. It's very easy to write bad code in any language. I would argue instead that python attempts to make it easier to write good code, by reducing the number of idiosyncrasies a programmer must be informed of to make

    I don't understand the benefit to software development in being able to express a meaning in any way but the best way. I don't think the arguments put forth here really contradict that. The problem: Who's best way?

    In python's philosophy, the principle of least astonishment ranks higher than eve…

  • jjolla888 commented on On the relative readability of Perl and Python

    All languages suck. I have only come across one syntax that I mostly like (unfortunately you cant do much with that particular one).

    So Perl v Python arguments centered around syntax are somewhat irrelevant. You will find godawful things in both of them.

    For me, the only things that matter are:

    (i) lots of powerful libraries
    (ii) good documentation
    (iii) helpful communities
    (iv) speed [for some things]

    My main toolkit is made up of Perl, Python, Go, and C.

    Perl nails (i), (ii), and (iii). It is the super-glue that allows me to write small prog…

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