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Gabor Szabo

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  • Ether commented on Why code style is important

    This looks like something that could have happened from a git merge, without someone manually reviewing the result of the merge.

    The same thing would have happened if braces were used like this:

    if ((err = SSLHashSHA1.update(&hashCtx, &signedParams)) != 0)
    { goto fail; }
    { goto fail; }

    Only if the braces were on a different line would we either have gotten a
    detectable merge conflict, or a second goto operation that did no harm:

    if ((err = SSLHashSHA1.update(&hashCtx, &signedParams)) != 0) {
    goto fail;

  • Ether commented on perldoc -l for modules without pod

    indeed I have a bash alias to "vim `perldoc -lm $*`" for convenient viewing and editing of installed code ;)

  • byterock commented on Is 10% really mean perl is Dead??

    Sorry Gabor oversight on my part. It was from Tim's talk on the myths of perl I think in 10

  • Dave Cross commented on Some ideas for improving the community - The ANA initiative
    Then major resources (perl.com, perl.org, jobs.perl.org, metacpan, etc...) need to be visually re-designed

    Leo Lapworth has been working his way through the Perl web sites - massively improving the look of the ones that he has worked on. From your list, perl.org has already been done (I think it was the first one he did). I don't know what his plans are for the others.

  • Matt S Trout (mst) commented on Some ideas for improving the community - The ANA initiative

    You appear to misunderstand how open source works. "we need" is irrelevant. Actions speak louder than words. Patches speak louder than suggestions. Some of the things on this list are a good idea, some aren't. However none of them will get done unless somebody does them.

    If you want to achieve something meaningful, do something instead of expending time and electrons blogging that something must be done.

    A few years back, I asked the perl.org sysadmins why there was no public repository and what I could do to arrange such a thing. Now there's a github organisation, and the si…

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