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  • Commented on Graphics::Potrace
    Instead of checking for the potrace command, you should use Devel::CheckLib. That's the standard way of verifying availability of an external library dependency....
  • Commented on Debuging method for perl Complex data structures
    I never use Data::Dumper. Depending on circumstances, I use Data::Printer or Data::Dump. FYI Ross, Data::Dump exports 'dd' by default which is easier to remember and type and also avoids accidental coredumps if you forget to explicitly import 'dump'....
  • Commented on 100 CPAN Distributions + App-ManiacDownloader
    My preferred download accelerator: http://aria2.sourceforge.net/ We sometimes equate the number of useless dists an author has to a sort of internal trust metric. As a result, we blacklisted some of the authors you mentioned in that club from our internal...
  • Commented on Perl TV
    presentingperl.org was supposed to do this. did you try to work with them first?...
  • Commented on Carp::Always::EvenObjects - Include stack traces with all errors/warnings
    That seems like it should have been made as an enhancement to Carp::Always....
  • Commented on Config::Tiny V 2.15 supports utf8
    he's going to be at sf.pm: http://mail.pm.org/pipermail/sanfrancisco-pm/2013-September/004314.html "This meeting will mark the triumphant return of Adam Kennedy, who hasn't spoken for a year and a half."...
  • Commented on Object::Simple - Simple class builder, Mojo::Base porting
    Your documentation mentions Moose, but apparently you haven't heard of Moo, which most people are using as a light-weight Moose....
  • Commented on Reverse proxy with Mojolicious
    Nice solution, but if you were unhappy Mojolicious::Plugin::Proxy was missing a feature, why not submit a patch, or even just a feature request?...
  • Commented on Kegler spam
    +1...
  • Commented on The clearest way(s) to check if a List contains...
    From 5.18, if warnings are enabled, using smart match will trigger a warning that the feature is still experimental. Yeah, that's really annoying. I had to use Carp::Always to figure out where those warnings were coming from in one of...
  • Commented on Ruby's share drops on github, Perl's stays
    Yeah, github treats most xs perl distributions as c. It looks like there has been recent activity on the gitpan project [1]. If that works again, we'll shoot up in the stats. [1] https://github.com/schwern/gitpan...
  • Commented on Recent work on ZMQ::LibZMQ3 and CZMQ
    Devel::CheckLib accepts a 'function' parameter which can be used to test the library interface....
  • Commented on A Configurable HTML Parser
    Are there plans to make Marpa-powered backends for popular modules like HTML::TreeBuilder, and if so, how would it compare to HTML::TreeBuilder::LibXML?...
  • Commented on Perl 5 Porters Weekly: October 29-November 4, 2012
    xxHash is even faster than Murmurhash3: https://code.google.com/p/xxhash/...
  • Commented on RFC Module::Build::CleanInstall
    prepan.org is a good place to get feedback before releasing to CPAN....
  • Commented on Why People Don't Like Mojolicious
    I was initially interested in Mojolicious, but when I asked about benchmarks a while back on the IRC channel, sri immediately went off on a angry rant about the uselessness of benchmarks. I immediately lost all interest in the project...
  • Commented on Your Personal CPAN In The Sky
    gugod, CPAN is about sharing, and if you just toss random-named stuff into the pot, you wind up with a cesspool like Python's PyPi or Ruby's Gems. Their authors are frequently vain hipsters who appear to be in a contest...
  • Commented on Thread pool for a boss/worker model
    Have you seen Parallel::Workers or Thread::Pool on CPAN?...
  • Commented on Any::Moose is out, Moo is in!
    Is there a convenient way to specify many accessors at once, like you can with Object::Tiny, Class::Accessor, etc? If I have a dozen accessors and just want the simplest default accessors possible, can I do something like 'map { has...
  • Commented on 10 Out Of 10
    I went to metacpan and looked up Toby Inkster's modules I checked out the module ratings and this person has some strong opinions on his modules: http://cpanratings.perl.org/user/seano As a general rule, useful (non-toy) modules are used and valued by others....
  • Commented on Two new interfaces to Marpa
    Out of curiosity, if ::Thin is the raw interface, why not name it ::Raw instead? Searching CPAN, that seems to be the more established naming scheme....
  • Commented on Early set of YAPC::NA 2012 videos on Youtube
    thank you, it is much appreciated. the pre-event marketing for yapc was great on a day-to-day basis as their was a constant (yet annoying to some) stream of talk adverts, but the wiki was not very useful compared to previous...
  • Commented on Reddit API for Perl
    The use of new top-level namespaces is also discouraged when existing ones will suffice: https://pause.perl.org/pause/query?ACTION=pause_namingmodules#Top_level_namespaces . That's why I suggested using WebService....
  • Commented on Reddit API for Perl
    Consider renaming to WebService::Reddit instead. The use of API in the module name is discouraged: https://pause.perl.org/pause/query?ACTION=pause_namingmodules#Avoid_API_Interface_and_the_like...
  • Commented on On CPAN Namespaces: Urban Namespace Planning
    If each distribution is going to wrap a specific functionality, then you might be better off with something like Math::MonteCarlo::GSL? I seem to recall seeing similar naming schemes used, though I can’t think of an example right now. And I...
  • Commented on Installing Oracle's BerkeleyDB and Perl's BerkeleyDB
    This CPAN rating is spot on: http://cpanratings.perl.org/dist/BerkeleyDB#9728 WTF doesn't it try to locate the installed bdb header and library using commonly used methods? There are plenty of other distributions that are smart enough to do something similar. If needing a...
  • Commented on Same feeds, less spam
    I'd also block szabgab, or spammy gabby as I like to call him. Another source to include is perlsphere.net and reddit.com/r/perl and with Yahoo Pipes, you might want to use the unique operator to prevent duplicate headlines from the different...
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  • thetrb commented on Perl TV

    @Gabor: Maybe make it like this blog where you can browse through pages ordered by the date the videos were added. The "All" link could still be there to see a simple list of all the videos.

  • educated_foo commented on 100 CPAN Distributions + App-ManiacDownloader

    AFAICT a large portion of the stuff on the CPAN top 20 is either abandonware (do SIMON and AUTRIJUS even exist anymore?) or CPAN spam. Apparently even the "top 20" are not exempt from Sturgeon's Law.

  • Zak B. Elep commented on 100 CPAN Distributions + App-ManiacDownloader

    Congrats, Shlomi! I'm gonna take a look at ManiacDownloader, looks interesting to use especially on systems that I don't have my preferred downloader, lftp, installed. You might want to take a look at lftp as well since it does what you describe in the ideal downloader you wanted before ManiacDownloader (quiet, no-frills and can do parallel/split-up downloading, and as a plus, it can download via torrent as well.)

  • Shlomi Fish commented on 100 CPAN Distributions + App-ManiacDownloader

    chimerix: aria2 does indeed seems interesting and it has implemented my "secret sauce". However, its granularity is limited to one megabyte of data, while Maniac Downloader goes down to 8 KB or 4 KB, and I was told by someone that it didn't improve the download speed. Furthermore, its integration with Mageia’s urpmi seems lacking because downloading with it does not display the progress of the download which is frustrating (but I suppose this can be fixed in urpmi’s side). Anyway, I will mention aria2 as a viable alternative on various places.

  • Shlomi Fish commented on 100 CPAN Distributions + App-ManiacDownloader

    Hi Zak. I have been familiar with lftp (having used it after the demise of ncftp) but I wasn't aware it supported split downloading and HTTP/HTTPS . I'll take a better look at it now as well. Thanks!

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