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mirod

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  • About: Perl and XML and stuff
  • Commented on I bought a weekly round for my friends
    I like the gittip model. There are plenty of people in the Perl community whose work has helped me tremendously in the last 15 years. It's nice to be able to give back to them. Now what I can't seem...
  • Commented on CPAN candidates for adoption
    I see one of my module on the list. The one I maintain the most. It is also the most used, and has quite a few open bugs. So it looks like your criteria don't really work....
  • Commented on Common reasons a module won't install
    By far the most common problem is something broken somewhere in one of the modules on which the module depends. Incompatibilities between module versions (and sometimes Perl) is usually the cause....
  • Commented on CPANdeps now understands META.json files
    I was just looking into the whole (MY)?META.(json|yml) thingie, and I haven't found a single clear explanation of what I should do as a module author, especially when using ExtUtils::MakeMaker. AFAICT Makefile.PL generates MYMETA.(json|yml), but does not use META_MERGE. That's...
  • Commented on Perl module ideas #1
    For Org::Parser, could you use XML::XPathEngine or Tree::XPathEngine to add XPath support? I see that elements have parents, children and siblings, so it shouldn't be to difficult to make then look like DOM nodes. Making the document itself behave as...
  • Commented on YAML vs INI (Again) and the plan for yet another INI module
    For me the one thing all formats beyong pure Perl code are missing is the ability to define variables: $WEB_ROOT= '/var/www'; $CSS= "$WEB_ROOT/styles"; Whether it's INI, JSON or YAML, I haven't found a way to do this properly. I actually...
  • Commented on Help us spruce up WhiteCamel.org
    try this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mirod/6055874993/...
  • Commented on Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
    @rjbs: do we get auto-dereferencing in all cases? From what I have read it's done for some constructs, indeed like push, but AFAICT it doesn't happen everywhere you can have an array (map/grep, foreach...). I would love to be wrong...
  • Commented on Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
    1) auto-dereferencing, like push $array_ref, $foo, I hate having to write @{$h->{$key}}, 2) a simple way to make method calls on undef not die, sometimes when I write $element->firstchild( 'title')->nextsibling( 'p') I'd like to not die if there is no...
  • Commented on What should be core in Perl 5.16?
    There seems to be roughly 2 categories here: - people who use Perl primarily on their system(s), or at least on systems they have control over. Those people want a minimal Perl, and a way to install extra modules, CPAN(PLUS|MINUS)?....
  • Commented on Random Contest & Event Ideas
    What do you mean, "no cool tee-shirts"?: XML, The Perl Way. Now I just have to work on the other (pretty good) 16 bullet points....
  • Commented on My continuing dream of a Perl XML(::Twig) cookbook
    So in 5 comments we already have 5 different modules being mentioned! I think then a good first step would be to create a list of tasks to perform, if possible representative of real-world problems, interesting and/or tricky. Then we...
  • Commented on My continuing dream of a Perl XML(::Twig) cookbook
    Mike: Most XML modules let you use XPath, either natively or with an XPath add-on: XML::LibXML, XML::Twig::XPath, XML::DOM::XPath... XML::XPath is not maintained (look at the RT queue) and I wouldn't advocate using it....
  • Posted Perl 6 : the language that is easier to read than to write to mirod

    As I was sitting in Jonathan Worthington's talk about Perl 6 signatures this morning, it struck me how easy it was to read the code he was showing. The intent was always very clear, it was short and to the point, and just made sense.

    But then I looked closer, and there were a lot of sigil…

  • Commented on For speakers at Perl conferences...
    Any recommendations for Linux by any chance?...
  • Commented on Projects that should have their own websites
    If you mean that people who offer freely code, docs, tutorials, articles... to the community, should also pay to have a professional looking website, then that doesn't sound quite reasonable to me. If you're talking about getting some of the...
  • Commented on More bash completion help for perldoc
    Brilliant. Thanks to both you and Yannick....
  • Posted xml_grep2 to mirod

    A new version of xml_grep2, packaged as App::xml_grep2 is coming to a CPAN near you. This time with extra goodness: the --XL option, which uses XML::Liberal to parse…

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