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Mike Sanders

  • About: Nope.
  • Commented on Starting to Learn Regexes in Perl 6
    %song-data{~$} = +$, [$.words]; Whew. Way too many seemingly random dollar signs for me......
  • Commented on Exercise 1. 3s and 5s.
    Don´t have no perl6 runtime here to verify it, but in your time comparison the Perl 6 solution actually gives a different result (98 instead of 78)?!...
  • Commented on Reconsidering Exercise 1
    Ain´t that wrong because of short-circuiting? I´d say you could write it as for (1..$max) { $sum += $_ if( $_ % 5 == 0 || $_ % 3 == 0 ) }...
  • Posted Postfix Deref? to Mike Sanders

    I really like the increased development pace for Perl5 starting with 5.10. It has led to many nice features in a relatively short time and I´m grateful for that. Occasionally however, the need for speed imho trumps sanity and reason...

  • Commented on Names And All That
    No, it wasn't (isn't!) a waste of time. At least not, if - by following the discussion - the powers that be realize that adding always more "use feature 'xyz'" to the perl core while maintaining backwards compatibility isn't viable...
  • Commented on Names and Numbers, Brand and Identity
    Btw.: /me actually thinks that "Raptor Perl" - cf. https://github.com/kraih/perl-raptor - could be nice: old but powerful (though "dangerous to use" could come to mind, too). There´s even orange in the image ;-)...
  • Commented on Names and Numbers, Brand and Identity
    Saw a comment somewhere (unfortunately forgot where and by whom) that - I think - got it right: Changing the name or the version numbering scheme won't do us any good, unless we're willing to go further. It might in...
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