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  • Commented on Why Puppet is Intrinsically Better Than Chef
    Going to try and answer a bunch of people's questions in one shot. First off - Puppet is not a build system. It's also not *really* much of a deployment system (though it can be made to be one if...
  • Commented on Perl programmer humour
    Nearly every module I've written in the past couple of years (both public and private) ends with a statement of the form, 1 && q{this statement is true};, where the stuff in the quotes is usually something random. For example,...
  • Commented on Three-value logic in Perl
    This is a neat little concept, and I'll have to play with it a little to see if I can put it to good use for clearer code. I especially appreciate the name, "unknown", as it pretty much matches the...
  • Commented on Names and Numbers, Brand and Identity
    Such a racket is being made over all this scheming, I just *had* to post this: http://racket-lang.org/new-name.html...
  • Commented on deb.perl.it - bridging CPAN and Debian → step1
    Thanks for your work on this! I really appreciate it!...
  • Commented on The JVM *could* host a Perl implementation - and do it well!
    Indeed, I agree with you 90% there as well. The JVM was designed for a language with particular ways of doing things, and a highly dynamic language Java is not. What little knowledge I have of the Clojure compiler and...
  • Posted The JVM *could* host a Perl implementation - and do it well! to Hercynium

    I started writing this as a response to chromatic's post at his Modern Perl blog. Short version: I think that the VM will be no problem for Moe, Stevan Little's new project to bring a Perl (or dialect) to the JVM.

    Ove…

  • Commented on cpantimes
    This is really great! Since cpanminus, one of the few reasons I still use CPAN.pm at all is to send test reports for dists that unexpectedly fail. Have you checked with miyagawa on getting this functionality into cpanm? Perhaps as...
  • Commented on LCLOC of the month
    any reason push @array, keys %{$this->{'someobject'}->get_some_hash_ref()}; won't work?...
  • Commented on A Simple Plack/DBI Example
    tobyink++! Nice implementation! I wouldn't have thought to use 'no thanks'. That's clever!...
  • Commented on A Simple Plack/DBI Example
    which reminds me, in a recent conversation with a $cow-orker, I realized it could be interesting to have a module that allows python devs to be able to use the object construction syntax they're used to, something like Acme::Constructor::Pythonic, which...
  • Commented on Testing for HTTP compression
    Not only did this give me a good little chuckle, it also just gave me a bit of fright - I very well could have reviewed and approved code that could be susceptible to such attacks! I just realized that...
  • Commented on Domain-Specific Languages made simpler
    I love reading these articles. I am approaching a point where I may end up having to write a parser for a (very) non-standard SQL dialect and if so I plan on using Marpa. This is despite my having had...
  • Commented on From ref() to reftype()
    If you need really pedantic type checking, check out Params::Util, and in the case of coderef and things that can be called as a coderef, check out the _CODELIKE function. (yes, it exports functions with all-caps and it's ugly but...
  • Commented on Perl vs Shell Scripts
    The shell has one other killer feature that Perl lacks (even on the CPAN!)... Process Substitution. But I'm working on that right now......
  • Commented on Should I buy that Perl book?
    Short answer, regarding "The Definitive Guide to Catalyst" - Yes....
  • Commented on What if we could drop archives into @INC?
    I am curious - because I know that many of you know the trick I'm about to describe... but I don't see why it's not possible to hijack '@INC' just for this functionality. One could create a directory full of...
  • Commented on Nobody Is A Good Speaker When they Start
    Just wanted to say... I've been hemming and hawing over whether or not to actually submit the talk I want to do. While my presentations have gone well in previous years, my YAPC talk on AnyEvent last year was, um......
  • Commented on Time for a new Issue Tracker, Isn't It?
    Have you looked at SD (Simple Defects), also by the guys at Best Practical?...
  • Commented on Perl module ideas #2
    I really like Log::Any, but last I looked the available adapters were all lacking in one way or another. I built my own and am rather pleased with it, except that the application has grown and now forks and continues...
  • Commented on Tied Variables: One more reason to love Perl
    oooo, that’s rather nice. I might add that to THC (pun intended) though it really doesn’t work with the use-case I had that led me to write it - I was getting handles created by AnyEvent’s tcp_server accept callback and...
  • Commented on Tied Variables: One more reason to love Perl
    I still haven’t released it to the CPAN, but I’m biased towards Tie::Handle::CountChars...
  • Commented on Adventures in self-documenting code
    So I looked over the diffs and in this case, I think the use of PadWalker and MI just may be warranted. The reduction in LOC alone is compelling, and the fact is, power tools exist for power users, who...
  • Commented on July 31st
    Want to let you know - my checks were deposited and cleared my account on Tuesday. Looks like they finally made it! \o/...
  • Commented on Loving 5.14
    It's simple, really - Ovid's example is taking explicit advantage of several new features in perl itself. These are activated by the use v5.14; at the top. The use Modern::Perl; line you can ignore - it's not a no-op but...
  • Commented on July 31st
    Ah, ouch. I hope they get found! Keep us (the check writers) posted. (no pun intended!)...
  • Commented on Why are people asking for a Perl name change again?
    And I would certainly be aghast at such a thing. However, I just don't believe that the belief that Perl 6 is coming to usurp Perl 5 is all that wide-spread. Indeed, a company that is reliant on Perl 5...
  • Commented on Why are people asking for a Perl name change again?
    package Cheek; has 'tongue' => ( is => 'ro', isa => 'Joke', default => 'in' ); say <<END_SARCASM; This point is clearly demonstrated by the way Python 3 absolutely killed adoption of Python 2 for years. Now that's it's...
  • Commented on Bundlefly - Make Your Bundles Fly
    Very cool. This will definitely be useful - I've munged autobundle snapshot files for exactly this effect in the past (and a few other tweaks like stripping out core modules), but never thought to make a module out of it!...
  • Commented on Deploying Perl code with git, local::lib, Minicpan and cpanminus
    This is excellent, excellent work! This exact kind of setup is something I know I've I've been trying to get more people to do. I know lots of people have set things up like this, using the combo of local::lib+git+minicpan,...
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