Astara (aka, Linda Walsh)

  • About: I blog about Perl. Been using perl since 1989 when I came upon it as a replacement for shell scripting while working @ Sun. My largest usage then was mail filtering -- a script that lives on today and still performs it's role today (though due to changes in perl 5.8.1, it occasionally corrupted non-ascii text until recently when I discovered the source of the problem). It was then I started taking a more active role in trying to address things I saw as issues. But more about those trials maybe later. yet to suffer an breakage from compatibility, being written in perl4 -- though it did start mangling non-ascii bytes as perl defaulted to corrupting the byte-stream as default behavior in perl 5.8.1 (an
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