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Wendy

  • Website: wendyga.wordpress.com/
  • About: I blog sometimes about Perl. I love Perl. Perl 5 and Perl 6. I love the Perl-community.
  • Commented on Why in The World Would Anyone Use Perl 6?
    Thank you! This is one of the little things that make me happy, and Perl 6 has many little things that are making people happy....
  • Commented on Christmas Came, Bah Humbug
    I cannot give you an immediate business case to switch to Perl 6, but I can address some of your points. Perl 6 has the module Inline::Perl5 that allows you to use virtually all code from Perl 5 inside Perl...
  • Commented on Suspending efforts on my #riba2016 crowdfunding campaign, looking forward to my own Xmas
    I look back on many meetings with you, formal, informal, and otherwise. Most of the meetings taught me that you are very smart, and often not very diplomatic. Not being diplomatic does not mean that you weren't right. I am...
  • Commented on Perl 6 lives!
    I want to add: Thank you Damian for your hundreds (maybe thousands) of hours of work to help with the design and implementation of Perl 6, and furthermore to make examples, and to make and present your presentations all over...
  • Commented on Nominate Perl heroes for the 2015 White Camel Awards
    I hope I can nominate several people. Jonathan Worthington So tremendously often available and willing for a presentation, a course, or to help out at a booth, you would expect him to not even have a job. Not mentioning that...
  • Commented on YAPC::EU 2015 from 2nd to 4th September
    Same for The Netherlands, which is divided in 3 regions. Summer holiday is 6 weeks, and each region starts a week after the other, and the last region's summer holiday ends on august 30. Several Dutch Perl Mongers will not...
  • Commented on Second Swiss Perl Workshop - Perfect Location
    It was indeed one of the best organised Perl-events that I visited this year. Nice location, good speakers, excellent organisation, wonderful food and drinks. Cozy, well-structured, tasteful, varied....
  • Commented on Try rakudobrew and play with concurrency
    Thanks for the encouraging blog! Lifted my spirits....
  • Commented on On the awesomeness of the Perl community v2 (201406)
    I am both your friend and foe and look forward to pestering you with some beer and/or whisky....
  • Posted Marketing for Perl is easy because Perl is awesome to Wendy

    Liz and I were awarded the White Camel Award last year and are very proud of that. Thank you all. Too much honor, and I feel a bit silly now. No modules on CPAN, not a member of any Perl-organisation, not a single line of code written in the past 9 years, and mainly being silly and loud.

  • Commented on Bangkok.pm 1 meet up short summary and pictures.
    Congrats on the success of the meeting. The pictures are very nice. Those buttons and stickers and the camel look very very familiar (proud here!). Wish you have many more interesting meetings! Greetz, Wendy...
  • Commented on 1. Czech Perl Workshop
    lichtkind, Thank you for a nice report. Indeed, Richard and Martina organised an excellend workshop. The speakers were very nice (as far as we non-Czech people could understand them, since a lot was done in Czech). The venue was also...
  • Commented on Damage control is not quality assurance
    Using a hotel is a great idea. Certainly when it is within the budget. But remember, even when you let the hotel take care of breakfast, lunch, dinner and inbetween snacks (ow budget again), they might not accomodate for all...
  • Posted Perl at Fosdem - 1 & 2 February 2014 in Brussels to Wendy

    Perl will be big at Fosdem in Brussels with a big booth on both days of Fosdem and a devroom on the first day, Saturday 1 February. At the booth you will find a lot of interesting stuff, like the largest library of Perl-books in the world, the big stuffed toy camel, Tuits, buttons, books,…

  • Commented on Is Perl really short of newbies?
    In 2013, my partner Liz and I went to 18 Perl events and we have seen dozens and dozens of newbies. Quite often, one of the organisers asks the attendees: "please raise your hand if this is the first Perl-event...
  • Commented on The 2013 White Camels
    **Blush** Thanks!...
  • Commented on The 2013 White Camels
    Liz and Wendy are honoured but still think they did not do enough Perl to deserve this award. But thank you very much. And Wendy says sorry for all the cheating....
  • Commented on Perl QA Hackathon 2013 in Lancaster - notes by Wendy (3a/4)
    Work on the achievements page has been extensive by now. Nice to see that many people worked on this already and even nicer to see that it is this much... http://2013.qa-hackathon.org/qa2013/wiki?node=Achievements...
  • Posted Perl QA Hackathon 2013 in Lancaster - notes by Wendy (3a/4) to Wendy

    The end of the Perl QA Hackathon 2013 in Lancaster was as busy as it started. My drive to Manchester Airport with 3 hackers was enjoyable. I dropped two of them of at the airport and the third one at a lovely small hotel/b&b near the airport. The drive back was filled with Sevendust, rather loud,…

  • Commented on Perl QA Hackathon 2013 in Lancaster - notes by Wendy (2)
    Excellent idea to do that again. But I am sure it would be nice if there was a easy to use tool that more people than just the CPAN-specialists would be able to use, and if some things would be...
  • Posted Perl QA Hackathon 2013 in Lancaster - notes by Wendy (3) to Wendy

    The QA Hackathon 2013 in Lancaster went today into its last day. Still busy, bustling with energy, concentration, typing.

    First thing to do was bring somebody back to the hotel because he forgot a bag, and bring him back to the university. Ah well, nice car trip.

    This morning I fin…

  • Commented on Perl QA Hackathon 2013 in Lancaster - notes by Wendy (2)
    The proposal was to delete CPAN distributions that are older than 5 years and that are not the latest version of the module and that are not updated for many years and so on. And if so, under which conditions,...
  • Posted Perl QA Hackathon 2013 in Lancaster - notes by Wendy (2) to Wendy

    Saturday 13 april 2013

    Well, not all. This mor…

  • Posted Perl QA Hackathon 2013 in Lancaster - notes by Wendy to Wendy

    Friday 12 april

    Impressive number of goals by the…

  • Commented on Names and Numbers, Brand and Identity
    MST awesome as always. Check. Diffusing the situation. Check. New name for Perl 5, Pumpking Perl. Check. Color: orange. Check. New things to throw at mst at end of his talks: pumpkins (the stuffed toy types). Check. Name for Perl...
  • Commented on Perl 7 - Final Thoughts
    Sigh of relief... Thanks for this article. I really hope people are going to pay more attention to the accomplishments of the Perl 6 development team....
  • Commented on Perl 7
    Perl 6 already has Rakudo with a monthly release cycle with year and month in the name. At the moment we can all work with Rakudo Star 2013.01 and work is being done on 2013.02. Renaming Perl 5.20 to Perl...
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  • Zoffix Znet commented on Why in The World Would Anyone Use Perl 6?

    John,

    As a working Perl 5 programmer myself, I'm certainly aware of the carrier prospect and API development issues you mention. However, my dismissive attitude for many of the complaints is because they are often incoherent and they ignore the obvious problems with Perl 5 and instead blindly put the blame on Perl 6.

    For example, the issue that Perl 6 must clearly specify that it's NOT a replacement for Perl 5 and at the same time must cater to the expectations of the existing Perl 5 programers are antagonistic to each other. The Perl 6 folks have done what they can with the …

  • Sterling Hanenkamp commented on Why in The World Would Anyone Use Perl 6?

    :)

  • raiph commented on Why in The World Would Anyone Use Perl 6?

    > Lets shoot for love and acceptance together by listening hard to each other

    Indeed. ♡ :)

    I was particularly struck by:

    > When I say "Inline::Perl5 doesn't work at all for most of my code", that's a big deal.

    Have you already figured out why it doesn't and what if anything can be done to get it to work? If not, would you be willing to work with Perl 6 folk to try figure that out?

  • john napiorkowski commented on Why in The World Would Anyone Use Perl 6?

    Raiph,

    I only yesterday figured out how to run tests on Perl6 so once I have some rational bugs to report I will give them. I just hate to go on IRC and say "It doesn't work." However now I can see its something to do with subroutine attributes. Most of my applications use Catalyst, which makes heavy use of sub attributes, but I guess that isn't straightforwardly translated to Perl6. Looks like Perl6 has a version of Attributes but they do something totally different. Catalyst uses attributes as tagged metadata on a subroutine, seems like Perl6 version of this is more like decor…

  • john napiorkowski commented on Why in The World Would Anyone Use Perl 6?

    raiph,

    Looks like I forget to hit send or something, I had a longer response but the short version is I don't know enough to give a rational but report, but I think it has something to do with Catalyst subroutine attributes and how Perl6 attributes are totally different. When I figure out more I will definitely say something because web applications that want async would be a great reason to port stuff from Perl5 to Perl6 but if I can't make an existing Catalyst application run thats a totally no go. Thanks for the reply -jnap

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